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NINETEENTH 

OCATION 

RIO, CANADA 



IL. 1977 




BROCK 

UNIVERSITY 

LIBRARY 



From the 
Masonic Library 

of 
Lawrence Runnalls 
St. Catharines 
August 1988 



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LIBRARY * 
BROCK o 'VERSITY 



THE 

GRAND CHAPTER 

OF 

ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 

IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 



ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH 

ANNUAL CONVOCATION 



A.D. 
1977 




A. Inv. 
2507 






Held in the Sheraton Brock Hotel 

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA 

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, 29, 30 APRIL 

A.D. 1977 — A. Inv. 2507 

Ordered to be read in all Chapters and preserved 



WILLIAM H. SPROULE 

Grand Z. 

4 Elizabeth Street South 

BRAMPTON, ONT. 

L6Y 1P8 



FREDERICK C. CONLEY 

Grand Scribe E. 

240 Eglinton Ave. E. 

Suite 205 

TORONTO, ONT. 

M4P 1K8 



BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH . . . 

WILLIAM HAROLD SPROULE 

Most Excellent Grand First Principal Z. 
Born July 18, 1918 in Brampton, Ontario 

— President — Bill Sproule Heating Limited. 

— Six years — Royal Canadian Air Force — Five Years Overseas — Flying 
Officer attached to Royal Air Force-Bomber Squadron — Great Britain 

— Shot down by German fighter planes 1941 — Prisoner of War — four 
years. 

— Past Chairman of the Board of Water Commissioners — City of Bramp- 
ton 1965-1973. 

— Elder and Member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Brampton. 

— Member Ionic Lodge 229, Brampton. 

— Life Member and Worshipful Master of The Mount Moriah Lodge, 
No. 727, Brampton. 

— Member Peel Lodge 468, Caledon East. 

— Honourary Member of Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton. 

— Grand First Principal Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario. 

— Past Thrice Illustrious Master of Keystone Council #20 — Weston — of 
The Royal and Select Masters of Ontario. 

— Past Commander Noah of the Etobicoke Lodge #17 Royal Ark Marin- 
ers — Weston. 

— Past Thrice 111. Master of the Order of the Silver Trowel of Virginia. 

— Life Member Geoffrey de St. Aldemar Preceptory #2 Knights Templar, 
Toronto. 

— Member Holy Land Conclave #3 The Masonic and Military Order of 
Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine K.H.S. and St. John the 
Evangelist. 

— Member of Peel Shrine Club — Brampton. 

— Member of Rameses Temple — Toronto. 

— Member of the Order of the High Priesthood of Germany. 

— Member of the Order of the High Priesthood of Ontario. 

— M. Ex. Grand President of the Order of High Priesthood of Ontario — 
Honourary. 

— Member Toronto Lodge of Perfection of Ancient & Accepted Rite of 
Canada, 14 Degree. 

— Member Sovereign Chapter Rose Croix, 18 Degree, Toronto. 

— Member Moore Sovereign Consistory, 32 Degree, Hamilton. 

— Companion Knight of Athelstan York Rite College of Toronto. 

— Associate Regent York Rite Sovereign College of North America. 

— Awarded York Rite Purple Cross 1976. 

— Member Toronto District 8 & 8A Principals Association, Toronto. 

— Honourary Member Mimico Chapter #215, Mimico. 

— Honourary Member Lebanon Chapter #220, Etobicoke. 

— Honourary Member Toronto-Antiquity Chapter #91, Weston. 

— Honourary Member Port Credit Chapter #230, Port Credit. 

—Honourary Member of The St. Clair Chapter #231, Richmond Hill. 

— Honourary Member — Grand Chapter of Ohio. 

— Honourary Member — Grand Chapter of Michigan. 

— Honourary Member — Mount Sinai Chapter #293, Buffalo, N.Y. 

— Honourary Member The Ruling Principals Council Toronto District 8A. 

— Married — wife — Anne. 

— Two sons and one daughter. 

— Oldest Son — Graham — in the Oil Heating Business. 

— Daughter — Barbara — graduating — McMaster University, Hamilton. 

— Youngest Son — Ross — High School. 

— Recreation — Stamp Collecting — Boating — Semi-Retired. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 5 

DEDICATIONS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

An Especial Convocation of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario was held in the Masonic Temple 
at Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday, 26 March, A.D. 1977, Ad. Inv. 2507, 
for the purpose of dedicating the Temple for Carleton Chapter No. 16 
and Ottawa Chapter No. 222. 



PRESENT 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. "^ Grand 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. f r , 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett (Acting) Grand J. J council 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Past Grand Z. 

M. Ex. Comp. G. Cassidy Past Grand Z., Que. 

M. Ex. Comp. W. L. MacDonald Past Grand Z., Que. 

R. Ex. Comp. Frank A. Simpson Grand Supt. 

R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell (Acting) Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum (Acting) Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. J. Meier (Acting) Grand Pr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. E. Goodman .' (Acting) Grand Registrar 

R. Ex. Comp. M. P. Morris (Acting) Grand Sr. Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. J. York (Acting) Grand Jr. Sojourner 

V. Ex. Comp. Peter Taylor Grand D. of C. 

V. Ex. Comp. D. C. Kerr (Acting) Grand Organist 

R. Ex. Comp. C. Meunier (Acting) Grand Outer Guard 

The above Officers were assisted by: R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L. McKeand, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. C. Vickers, R. Ex. Comp, Cedric C. Dale, R. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Horton, R. Ex. Comp. W. J. Boston. R. Ex. Comp. Jim Massey, 
R. Ex. Comp. Frank Park, R. Ex. Comp. Grant Garrioch, R, Ex. Comp. 
Earl McKeever, R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. Purcell, R. Ex. Comp. Jack 
Magee, R. Ex. Comp. W. McKinstry, R. Ex. Comp, H. Tootill, R. Ex. 
Comp. Ralph Gostlin, R. Ex. Comp. Morley H. Hancock, V. Ex. Comp. 
G. Saunders, V. Ex. Comp. R. W. Featherston, V. Ex. Comp. Arthur G. 
Humphries, V. Ex. Comp. A. V. Williams, V. Ex. Comp. Ed Cowden, 
V. Ex. Comp. R. Newton, V. Ex. Comp. J. Poulton, V. Ex. Comp. John 
E. Yaeger, . Ex. Comp. Ernie Humphreys, Ex. Comp. Victor R. DeWitt, 
Ex. Comp. Robert N. DeMayo, Ex. Comp. Donald C. Struts, Ex. Comp. 
Perry A. Gare. 

Grand Chapter was opened in Ample Form at 2:30 p.m., when the 
Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule, announced that 
this Especial Convocation had been called for the purpose of dedicating 
the Chapter Rooms in Ottawa Temple for the use of Carleton Chapter 
No. 16 and Ottawa Chapter No. 222. Grand Chapter was called off for 
a period of sufficient time to perform the ceremony of Dedication. It 
was then called on and closed by M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule in Ample 
Form at 4:20 p.m. 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. CONLEY, 

(Seal) Grand Scribe E. 



6 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF CANADA 
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

The One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Convocation of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario was 
held in the Sheraton-Brock Hotel, Niagara Falls, Canada, on 28, 29„ 30, 
April, 1977. 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. ^ rmnd 

R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. V r ^„„"j| 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott Grand J. J ^ ouncn 

PAST GRAND Z.'s 
M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, M. Ex. 
Comp. John L. House, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, M. Ex. Comp. 
Charles W. Emmett, M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M. Ex. Comp. James E. 
Girven, M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham, M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent, 
M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson. 

GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS— Elected 1976 

R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner Grand Chaplain 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdock Grand Scribe N. 

R. Ex. Comp. Thomas W. Carter Grand Principal Sojourner 

R. Ex. Comp. James Wood Grand Registrar 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp, F. Carl Ackert, R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, R. Ex. 

Comp. James W. Woodland, R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, R. Ex. 

Comp. Maarten van Wamelen. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Elected 

R, Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, 

R. Ex. Comp. Oliver T. Flint, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, R. Ex. 

Comp. Clifford J. Meunier. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE— Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. Gordon A. Braby, R. Ex. 

Comp. Ernest L. Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. James C. L. McKeand, 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS— 1976-77 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. Marwood Alexander Fletcher 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Edward S. P. Carson 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Arne Jensen Zabell 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. John William Long 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. Percy A. B. Barr 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Walter Neable 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. Allyn Ralph Fast 

Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. Harvey John Wilson 

Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. George Wm. Campbell 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Jack Gordon Magee 

Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. James H. York 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Ralph L. Gostlin 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Frank Archibald Simpson 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. C. A. Hellstrom 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Reginald Bizley 

Temiskaming District No. 16 R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd H. Netherton 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 7 

GRAND CHAPTER OPENED 

A constitutional number of Chapters being represented by their 
qualified officers, the One Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Convocation 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario was opened in Ample Form at 10:00 a.m. 

The Grand First Principal M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule wel- 
comed all present and announced that all Royal Arch Masons, in good 
standing and propery vouched for, would be made welcome. 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 

The following Distinguished Guests were formally introduced by 
the Grand Director of Ceremonies, V. Ex. Comp. Peter K. Taylor, 
assisted by R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall and assistants: 

1. DELAWARE— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, James E. Peo, Grand 
First Principal of Delaware. 

2. ILLINOIS— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Rev. Norman C. Miller, 
Grand First Principal of Illinois. 

3. INDIANA— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, William G. Howard, Grand 
First Principal of Indiana. 

4. MARYLAND— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Norman G. Williams, 
Grand First Principal of Maryland. 

5. MASSACHUSETTS— M. Ex. Past Grand High Priest, Lane E. 
Wheaton, representing M. Ex. Comp. Ralph Duncan, Grand First 
Principal of Massachusetts, accompanied by — R. Ex. Comp. Bob 
Homberg, Grand Secretary; R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Morin, Grand Cap- 
tain of the Host; R. Ex. Comp. John D. Dorr, Past Grand King; 
Ex. Comp. Frank A. Adragna, Grand Master of 3rd Veil. 

6. MICHIGAN— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, I. S. Burnham, Grand 
First Principal of Michigan, accompanied by — M. Ex. Comp. Charles 
Rademaker, Past Grand High Priest; Ex. Comp. R. G. Shumaker, 
Grand Master of 1st Veil; Ex. Comp. Paul Johnston, Grand Master 
of 3rd Veil. 

7. NEW BRUNSWICK— M. Ex. Comp. Herman MacDonald, Immediate 
Grand First Principal of New Brunswick. 

8. NEW HAMPSHIRE— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, J. Lawrence Hall, 
Grand First Principal of New Hampshire. 

9. NEW YORK— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, C. Keith Colburn, Grand 
First Principal of New York accompanied by R. Ex. Comp. Rev. 
Don Markham, Grand Chaplain of New York. 

10. NOVA SCOTIA, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, NEWFOUNDLAND 
and LABRADOR— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Charles T. Burgess, 
Grand First Principal. 

11. GRAND PRIORY— Representing the Sovereign Great Priory of 
Canada of the United Orders of Malta and the Temple — M. Em. 
Knight, Charles E. Wells. 

12. ROYAL AND SELECT MASTERS— M. 111. Comp. Edward H. 
Logan, Grand Master, Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters 
of Ontario. 

13. HIGH PRIESTHOOD— M. Ex. Grand President, W. B. Chalcraft, 
Grand Council of the order of High Priesthood of Ontario. 

14. SCOTTISH RITE: 111. Bro. Dr. C. A. Sankey, representing the 
Sovereign Grand Commander of Ancient and Accepted Scottish 
Rite of Freemasonry of Canada. 



8 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

15. RED CROSS OF CONSTANTINE— M. 111. Grand Sovereign, Harold 
D. Gleave, of the Masonic and Military Order of Knights of the 
Red Cross of Constantine, accompanied by — R. Ex. Comp. G. 0. 
Smith, Grand Recorder of Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine. 

16. RHODE ISLAND— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, William C. Crowther, 
Grand First Principal of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. 

17. VIRGINIA— M. Ex. Grand High Priest, Perry D. Mowbray, Grand 
First Principal of Virginia. 

18. QUEBEC — M. Ex. Companion Ernest Cassidy, Grand First Principal 
of Quebec accompanied bv — M. Ex. Comp. Wilfrid Laurier Mac- 
donald, past Grand First Princ; M. Ex. Comp. John Nayler, past 
Grand First Principal; M. Ex. Comp. Geoffrey Lessard, past Grand 
First Principal. 

19. GRAND LODGE— M. Wor. Bro. E. W. Nancekvell, Grand Master, 
Grand Lodge of Ontario. 

Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, personally greeted 
each distinguished visitor when presented. They were then escorted to 
their chair on the platform by R. Ex. Comp. Aube. L. Weisman and M. 
Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, who acted for R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott. 

These, our Distinguished Visitors, were accorded Grand Honours 
led by our Grand N., R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch. 

M. Wor. Bro. Eric W. Nancekivell was personally welcomed by M. 
Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule. He expressed his personal welcome and 
that of all Companions to our Grand Master who had taken time from 
his verv heavy schedule to be with us at our Grand Convocation. Our 
Grand Master was accorded Grand Honours led by R. Ex. Comp. John 
F. Murdoch. M. Ex. Comp. Sproule personally escorted our Grand 
Master to his chair. 

The Flags of Canada and the United States were presented at the 
Altar and placed on the platform. The National Anthems of the two 
countries were then sung. 

M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule introduced our Grand Master and 
asked him to speak to our Companions. 

ADDRESS OF NT WOR. BRO, ERIC W. NANCEKIVELL 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Officers and Members of Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 
Distinguished Guests: 

I bring you greetings from the Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. It is indeed a great pleasure for me to be present 
at this 119th Annual Convocation. Last year I was Grand Senior 
Sojourner, but because of other commitments I was unable to attend 
Grand Chapter when I should have been present, and I am therefore 
especially pleased to be here at this time. It is very pleasing to see so 
many guests from other parts of Canada and particularly from the 
United States, including several Grand High Priests of their respective 
jurisdictions. I like to think of the border which separates our two 
countries as a cellophane border, that is, it cannot be seen and it can 
hardly be felt. 

I am proud and pleased to recognize many here active in Royal 
Arch Masonry who are also very active in our Craft Lodges. Royal 
Arch Masonry to me is a beautiful embellishment of Craft Masonry 
and it is a great privilege for all of us to work in this fine branch of 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 9 

York Rite Masonry. However, I urge you all, and I know that M. E. 
Comp. Bill Sproule has stressed this this year, to remain active in your 
Craft Lodges — these are the basic units of our Great Fraternity and 
should not be neglected by those who have broadened their Masonic 
knowledge in York Rite or Scottish Rite bodies. Most Worshipful Bro. 
Stanley Maxwell, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts 
tells the story which illustraes a point: There was a rooster going 
down the road and he found a pair of ostrich eggs. With his foot, he 
eased the eggs over towards the hen house, and when the chickens 
appeared he said to them "Girls, I am not complaining — I just want 
you to see what others have done." 

Our principal officers in Grand Chapter are showing an admirable 
example in this regard, and I admire them for it. LP. Gr. Z. Thomson, 
S.W. of Hamilton Lodge; Gr. Z. Sproule, W.M. of the Mt. Moriah; Gr. 
2nd Pr. Weisman, S.W. of the Mt, Moriah, and Gr. 3rd Pr. Fred Scott is 
a P.D.D.G.M. in Hamilton District A. (and by the way, nice to see you 
back to health again and able to take a full part in Masonic activities, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Scott). 

Most Wor. Bro. William K. Bailey has a story which would seem 
to be apropos at this time. "A chicken and a pig were walking down 
the street one day when, on passing the door of a restaurant, the beau- 
iful aroma of bacon and eggs came through to them. The chicken said 
to the pig "let's go in and have some", to which the pig answered, "No 
way! To you, bacon and eggs represents only a token donation, but to 
me it means total commitment." As a doctor, when we talk about a 
man being committed, we usually mean being sent involuntarily to a 
mental institution, but Companions, in the other connotation of the word, 
that is commitment which implies an obligation, we who are here today 
are all committed to that great Broherhood, that great Fraternity which 
is Masonry, and this includes Craft Lodge Masonry, Royal Arch Masonry 
and all other ramifications of our Organization. We are committed to 
the great moral precepts of Masonry, to the great purpose of imparting 
the light of Masonic knowledge, Masonic truth, to others in order to 
carry out our avowed intent of making good men better. 

When a man becomes a Mason, he has committed himself to a life 
of fellowship with his brother Masons, a life of service to others, a life 
consistent with the 2ims and precepts of our Great Order, a life which 
is designed, beautifully designed, to make him a better man and as he 
advances in the Order, to help to make others better men also. He has 
also, if he is not a Mason in name only and if he takes his various 
obligations seriously, pledged to live in a way which demonstrates his 
firm and unshakeable belief in a Supreme Being whch controls his 
destiny, and in the Immortality of the Soul. His commitment (our 
commitment) then encompasses these three great principles — the 
Brotherhood of man, the Fatherhood of God, and the Immortality of 
the Soul, a life in the great hereafter in what we refer to as the Grand 
Lodge Above. 

A Mason is committed to being exemplary in the discharge of his 
civil duties, i.e. to obey the law (legally constituted authority). He is 
pledged to be a law abiding citizen not only in his own country but 
even in a country where he happens to be visiting. 

We as Masons are also committed to observe the four Cardinal 
Virtues — Temperance. Fortitude, Prudence and Justice, as well as 
other excellences of character such as secrecy, fidelity and obedience, 
as well as truth, honour and virtue. These are lofty precepts, brethren, 
and such we are bound by oath to observe. 



10 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

As a Mason progresses through the ranks of his lodge or chapter, 
G.L. or G.Ch., so his commitment to the Craft increases, i.e. his obliga- 
tion to live up to our high moral principles and to impart to others 
newer in the Craft these same lofty precepts. 

These great assembles of Masons such as we are participating in 
today offer us a glorious opportunity to commit ourselves anew, to re- 
dedicate our lives to Masonry, the greatest Secular Moral Institution 
that has ever existed. 

I find personally that I never come away from such Convocations 
without a great uplift of the spirit, a fresh new enthusiasm for matters 
Masonic, and I hope and trust that each of you may feel this same 
grand feeling and, with me, feel re-committed, re-dedicated to the truly 
beautiful Way of Life which is Masonry. 

PRESENTATION OF GRAND Z/s 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule requested the Grand Scribe E. to 
read the names of our Grand Z.'s in order of Seniority and asked that 
they approach the altar. The following answered the call: 

M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith 

M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett 

M. Ex. Comp. F. Hay, M.D. 

M. Ex. Comp. J. E. Girven 

M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welham 

M. Ex. Comp. L. J. Gent 

M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson 

These Most Worthy Companions were warmly welcomed by our 
Grand Z. He stated that their advice was frequently sought by him and 
always given. He depended on their assistance to further the work 
of our Grand Jurisdiction. He regretted that M. Ex. Comp. J. M. Bur- 
den, M. Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw and M. Ex. Comp. J. L. House 
were unable to be present. He directed the Grand Scribe E. to send 
them a card stating that they were missed. 

M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith responded on behalf of the Grand Z.'s, 
assuring the Grand First Principal that he could rely on their continued 
support. 

Grand Honours was extended to these Most Worthy Companions. They 
were then requested to resume their seats in the East. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FRATERNAL DEAD 

Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: 

It is with a sad heart I perform my duties this morning as during 
the calendar year of 1976 I have to report to you 473 of our Companions 
have passed to Grand Chapter Above. 20 of these held Grand Chapter 
Rank; also 18 of Past Grand Rank was reported to us from our Sister 
Juridictions. My heart was further saddened when I arrived here yes- 
terday to hear that Companion Stewart Gilmour, D.S.A., the Scribe E. 
of Carleton Chapter had passed away on his way here to Grand Chapter. 
I had the pleasure of Dedicating to the Chapter's use during our dedica- 
tion ceremonies of the Chapter Room at Ottawa the light pedestals and 
the new Altar that Companion Gilmour and his sons had made for the 
new Chapter Room. Truly a devoted and true Mason. We shall never 
forget his contribution to Royal Arch Masonry. 

It has been requested that in lieu of floral donations that donations 
be made to Ottawa Temple Building Fund in his memory. 

We shall now rise while I deliver our Invocation Prayer. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 11 

MEMORIAL SERVICE 

By the Grand Chaplain Rt. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner 
INVOCATION PRAYER 

Dear God and Creator of all Mankind; We gather here today to 
pay respect to those of us who are now in your presence. We know 
that they are skilled craftsmen true and trusty and well worthy of a 
place in the Grand Chapter Above. Grant them God; Eternal peace 
and Happiness, and a seat in thy presence for evermore. Amen. 

Today we pause again to remember those who just yesterday it 
seems were here with us and since we saw them last, have laid down 
their working tools to answer the call of the most high. (So ask ye 
not for whom the bell tolls; because it tolls for you as well as for him 
who answered its call; and be ye not sad at their departure lest the day 
of your departure be also sad; because this day they are in the presence 
of God.) 

HYMN "Faith of our Fathers" (Tune: St. Catherine). 

As the setting sun passes from mortal view so have they who have 
left their mortal toils; passed from our sight into the presence of God. 
As the sun lights up the sky after it has passed on its way: so does the 
light of Masonry that they have immortalized throughout their time; 
light up our lives each day: and instill in our hearts an eternal memory 
of them. 

We find in the Book of St. John, Chapter Eleven, Verses 25 and 
26 where Jesus made the following statement: I am the resurrection 
and the life, he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he 
live, and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. 

Again in Chapter Twelve, verses 26 to 28 he said: If any man 
serveth me let him follow me: and where I am there shall also my ser- 
vant be; if any man serve me, him will my father honour. 

Now my soul is troubled; and what shall I say, Father save me 
^rom this hour; 

But for this cause came I unto this hour. 

Verses 35 and 36. 

Then Jesus said unto them: Yet a little while is the light with you. 
Walk while you have the light, Lest darkness come upon you. For he 
that walketh in Darkness Knoweth not where he goeth While ye have 
the light, believe in the light That you may be Children of the light. 
For those for whom we pause to remember, their search for light has 
been rewarded for this day we know that it is God's promise to those 
who follow him that they shall be rewarded with a seat in his presence. 
The discovery of the light of Masonry is Symbolical of the discovery of 
the light of life. Masonry holds high the light of understanding be- 
tween Man and Man and points to that great light of Masonry as the 
rule, by which all men should live. For the faithful, Death is but a 
transition from Mortal to Spiritual. 

Closing Hymn: "Blest be the tie that binds." 

DEATHS — 1976 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — W. H. Watson, M. L. Davy, A. 
Hayes, L. Smith, T. H. Moyst, H. J. Sloan, J. M. Doucette, C. 
Churchill. 

2 The Hiram— G. O. Elmendorf, E. E. Morrow. 



12 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

4 St. Andrew & St. John — C. A. Rogers, J. Robinson, W R. Henry. 

5 St. George's — G. J. Carswell, R. Wise, A. Hassan, C. Simmonds. 

6 St. John's— W. A. Behrle, R. H. Pettigrew, J. E. Richardson. 

7 Moira— D. Moxom, N. MacDonald, H. T. Adams, C. Beatty, S. C. 
Else. 

8 King Solomon's — E. H. Duthie, W. L. Brown, F. L. Meisner, J. 
V. Scrimber, J. H. Williamson, W. R. Shaw, A. E. Percival. 

15 Wawanosh — J. F. Newton, R. Collum, E. J. B. Harrison, M. A. 
Sparling, R. A. Brandon, E. W. Drinkwater, R. F. McAllister, D. A. 
Paterson. 

16 Carleton— T. W. Bullock, H. C. Hogarth, W. B. Graham, K. H. W. 
Young, J. S. H. Taylor, P. F. Jackson, R. P. Wright, P. S. Scott, 
H. R. Rabb, E. B. Lunam, H. J. Peters, K. D. Warren, B. Krugal, 
A. S. I. Smith, W. E. Boyle. 

18 Oxford— A. W. Massie, M. P. Smith, E. Buckridge, W. W. Tullock, 
C. Parker, K. Lindsay. 

19 Mount Moriah — R. B. Spencer, E. R. Vansickle, J. A. Jackson. 

20 Mount Horeb— R. W. E. McFadden, W. D. Feely, A. H. Boddy, G. M. 
Dickson. 

22 Grenville — J. R. L. Hodgson, A. H. Adams. 

23 Ezra— H. P. Innis, C. L. Hillard, E. D. Mabee, C. F. Goode. 

24 Teeumseh— W. A. Wilson, F. Walker, D. M. Ross, F. G. Lightbourne. 

26 St. Mark's— A. Van Allen. 

27 Manitou— N. Holden, G. Gill 

28 Pentapha— G. H. A. Suddard, W. R. Brown, L. W. Wilson, W. Grose, 
I. M. Greenway, R. T. Fitches, D. R. Napier. 

30 Huron— M. Allan, M. J. Ainslie, M. W. Cox, D. A. Campbell. 

31 Prince Edward — J. Pearce. 

32 Waterloo— W. M. Bell, W. I. Robb, W. G. Ireland, G. W. Spring, 
L. J. Taggart, H. Morley. 

34 Signet— E. R. Knightley, H. J. Walker. 

36 Corinthian— G. A. Salkeld, W. T. Regan, H. Foster, H. R. Reid, 
L. M. Brooks, D. D. Grant, C. E. Quick. 

37 Victoria— D. C. MacKenzie, W. E. Cripps. 

40 Guelph— W. W. Swindell, W. W. Tyson, H. B. Sharpe, G. L, Britton, 
G. M. Elliott. 

41 Harris — P. M. Graham, E. A. Ramrattan, E. H. Chamberlain. 

44 Mount Sinai — R. E. Sexsmith, N. F. Jackson, L. N. Wagar. 

45 Excelsior— W. W. Mutton, K. A. McQuoid, J. A. B. Wilson. 

46 St. James— F. Huff. 

47 Wellington— H. English, A. S. Hill. 

53 Bruce— J. C. Reid. 

54 Palestine— G. T. Kennedy, J. H. Byway, H. F. Newman, A. B. 
Howard, G. Cross, P. Bruce, H. E. McKellar, T. J. Gilmour. 

55 Niagara— F. L. Thomson, R. E. Kirkby, G. Schultz. 

56 Georgian — J. C. Blackstone, W. Matzanke. 

57 King Hiram— A. E. Wegrich, H. W. Kern, E. J. Campbell, C. E. 
Fretz, J. Holstead. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — B. E. Lloyd, D. A. Maclver, W. R. Wenborn, 
G. M. Scott, L. B. Cowan, H. E. Campbell. 



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62 York— T. C. Clark, W. H. Delaney. 

63 Havelock— M. M. W. McGaw. 

64 Willson— L. R. Pattison, W. H. Shephard, A. W. Harley, H. E. Bell. 

66 Malloch — C. A. Barber. 

67 Enterprise— K. Hall. 

69 Grimsby— G. A. J. Winter. 

72 Keystone— J. H. Moore, T. W. Beatty. 

73 Erie— J. F. West, F. Harrison. 

75 St. Clair— G. A. King, W. H. Smellie. 

76 Mount Nebo— W. E. Weare, G. E. French, W. C. Pretty, O. G. Gregg, 
I. Turner. 

77 Occident— A. A. Daniels, R. Brechin, T. S. Patterson, R. G. Leth- 
bridge, J. Tait. 

78 Minnewawa — G. Ratz. 

79 Orient— E. S. McDougall, W. P. Gruer, S. J. N. Magwood. 

80 Ark — L. Vannon, H. G. Crouchman, W. Doran, G. W. Kennedy, 
J. A. Loo. 

82 Shuniah— W. Banks, E. M. Johnston, E. A. Kiiskilo, F. J. Smith, 
L. W. Ibey. 

83 Ionic— W. F. R. Stubbs, W. E. Clowes. 

84 Lebanon — T. A. Currie, C. Hodgins, N. E. Keating. 
88 NacNabb— J. H. Smith. 

90 Golden— V. B. Anderson, J. D. MacDonald, A. R. Warde. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — A. Innes, A. Lay, J. R. McAuley, J. Thomson, 
J. K. Bailey, J. C. D. Short, H. W. Powell. 

94 Midland— E. G. Scott, H. W. Sharpe. 

95 Tuscan— R. Thrush, A. F. Killah, G. A. Hutchison, G. T. Quigley, 
M. G. Patterson, N. C. Whitmell, N. G. Ruff, B. A. Campbell, H. H. 
Power. 

102 Algonquin— N. H. Strand, R. R. Williamson, R. A. Peterson, N. C. 
Smith, R. Venn, C. H. Yeomans. 

103 St. John's— D. T. McGuire, S. E. Dewey, A. Pace, W. J. Durrill, 
B. H. Cooper. 

104 White Oak— C. E. Snowball. 

110 Warkworth — A. U. Wartman, C. F. Simpson. 

112 St. John's— F. E. Dafoe. 

113 Covenant^-R. F. Atchison, C. A. Cattamach, B. T. Yates, R. A. 
Hodgins, H. I. Sheets, S. J. Hubbard, W. Vipond, J. A. Poirier. 

114 Bonnechere — G. D. Stone, A. R. Headrick. 

115 Brant— A. S. Dunton, G. L. Foulds, A. W. Mulloy. 

116 Maple— J. H. Ebbs, E. R. Fee. 

117 Kitchener— J. R. Westcott. 

119 King Cyrus— C. F. Corlet, J. A. Ward. 

129 Elliott— W. Aberhart, F. C. Walker. 

130 Chantry— M. Mclver, R. A. Baker, W. Saunders, W. MacDonald. 

131 Amabel— I. L. Inglis. 



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132 Leeds— W. G. Tryon, F. H. Sceviour. 

133 St. Francis— A. L. Lang, R. L. Shields, W. F. Miskelly, N. A. Mad- 
dock, W. Saville, S. B. Hall. 

135 Succoth — J. M. Low, S. M. Sweetman. 

138 Shekinah— C. C. Hutchison, W. W. Clothier, T. J. Pounder, I. C. 
Binkley, W. J. Marshall, T. Benson, J. M. Chaban, A. J. Veberer, 
J. A. Gawley, C. A. Nicol. 

140 Fort William— C. W. Cracknell, W. F. Shapton, W. T. Biggar, 
W. S. Shaver, W. C. Dagg. 

143 Glengarry — J. L. Mcintosh. 

144 Prequ'ile— K. McQuoid. 

145 The St. Patrick— F. Lucas, H. W. R. Oaten, B. S. Wemp, S. B. 
Watson, W. T. Hatton. 

147 Lucknow — T. M. Anderson. 

148 St. John's— J. L. Scovil, C. E. T. Cotton, W. L. Barnes. 

149 Atwood — P. Mclnnes. 

150 London— G. N. Hutchinson, D. McPhee, C. T. Sutherland. 

151 Laurentian — C. A. Bailey. 

152 Alberton— N. W. Love, W. L. Elliott. 

155 Ancaster — H. J. Haste, J. G. Myers, J. E. Richardson. 
161 Madoc— R. McCoy. 

167 Kitchikewana — B. J. Brownell, A. Majdell, M. Wagg, H. J. Cleaver, 
C. H. Gosselin, A. A. Howie, D. C. Cull. 

168 Ionic— E. G. Tinney, E. G. Stanbury, R. A. Connor, D. Plunkett, W. 
F. Scott, T. G. Bernier. 

175 The Hamilton— W. A. Laidlaw, W. P. Mitchell, D. C. McLean, 
E, S. McDougall. 

184 Hugh Murray — J. A. Clark. 

195 Peel— H. Spratt, R. B. Matson, J. Cleminson, F. G. Fannin, J. W. 

Elley. 

198 Couchiching — A. J. Gardiner, D. C. Town. 

205 Victoria— J. L. Wills, W. E. Cameron, E. Ghikadis. 

210 Kitchener— H. B. Geiger. 

212 Mount Sinai— N. Phillips, N. B. Mindlin, K. C. Craven. 

213 Northern Lights— A. J. Tomlinson, E. A. F. Day, J. Arnot, W. 
Dundas, L. Buck, W. F. Morgan, J. A. Cronmiller. 

214 Vimy— A. McLean. 

215 Mimico— R. Tait, G. C. Mercer, G. B. Stark, W. H. Painter, F. F. 
Cox, M. Clark, D. S. Thompson, W. Kyle. 

217 St. Alban's— C. W. Rogers, A. E. Neill, J. C. Abbott, L. J. Scrutton, 
C. L. Brown. 

218 Prince Edward— F. M. Claridge. 
220 Lebanon— J. Crabbe. 



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222 Ottawa— D. R. Kennedy, W. L. Elworthy, M. J. Smith, J. A. Mur- 
dock, J. H. Gibson, H. O. Swanson, W. D. Burnie, E. Z. Skaff. 

223 Abitibi— A. E. Morley, H. T. Beaton Sr. 

224 Keystone — P. M. Bruce, J. H. Creasey, J. M. Gunion. 

225 Beaver— T. W. Wright. 

226 Prince of Wales— R. H. Gamble, A. E. Kirkham, J. E. Buchanan. 

227 Quinte Friendship — C. R. Churchill, H. Aseltine, W. E. Lidster, 
A. G. Cooper, J. W. Haggis, S. McDougall, G. F. Wellman, J. D. 
Pickell. 

230 Port Credit— D. J. McKee. 

231 St. Clair— A. Howie, H. L. Martyn, H. Powell, C. S. Else. 

232 King Cyrus— C. 0. De Witt, R. Belyea, E. R. Bailey. 

233 Oakwood— J. Burns. 

234 Halton— H. Atkinson, W. H. Smellie. 

235 Aurora — R. Ash, F. Curtis, 0. B. Harris. 

236 Caledonia— G. R. Cruickshank. 

238 The St. Andrew— E. C. Smith, F. A. Marsh, W. R. Knight, L. W. 
Burns. 

241 University— A. A. Kinghorn, P. A. T. Sneath. 

242 St. Paul's— G. U. Howell, J. K. Crinklaw, A. E. Duffield. 

246 Humber— R. H. B. Taylor, H. E. Harrison, J. Boak, E. Worgan, 
J. C. Yeatman. 

249 Palestine— L. A. Parker, T. V. Gaye. 

250 Thomas Peter's^. F. Ross, C. P. Dickie, D. Cooper. 

251 Kirkland— H. H. Boyd. 

252 Hiawath — C. Camano, H. G. Cranmer, T. W. Huggins. 

254 Golden Star — V. B. Anderson, A. Lantz. 

255 Tillsonburg— C. H. Essettine. 

257 Espanola— G. W. Toombs. 

258 Tyrian— J. W. Dixon, E. V. Thompson. 

260 Centennial— A. G. Reed. 

261 Sguin— J. A. Kerr. 

262 King David — J. E. Richardson. 



NIAGARA DISTRICT NO. 7 ADDRESS OF WELCOME 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada. 

The First Principals of the Chapters in Niagara District No. 7, 
welcome you to Niagara Falls on the occasion of the 119th Annual 
Convocation of Grand Chapter. 

To our Visitors from the Republic to the South, we extend a very 
sincere welcome. It is always a pleasure to offer fraternal greetings 
to those who come from another country, and we trust that the fraternal 
ties will bind us closer. 

We also extend a sincere welcome to the representatives of the 
other Grand Bodies in Masonry, and to all Companions, who come from 
all parts of Canada, to attend the Convocation. 



16 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We have expended considerable effort to make your stay among 
us pleasant and memorable. The deliberations of this Convocation will 
surely benefit the members of the Royal Craft and we hope that at 
some future time, we may be able to again welcome you to this jurisdic- 
tion. 

Signed on behalf of the Chapters of Niagara District, No. 7: 
NORMAN FARRINGTON, General Chairman 
MANSELL J. OVEREND, Mt. Moriah No. 19, St. Catharines 
ERIC STABLER, McCallum No. 29, Dunnville 
ROBERT W. HILL, Niagara No. 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake 
DOUGLAS SHIBLEY, King Hiram No. 57, Port Colborne 
M. J. WHYTE, Willson No. 64, Welland 
W. W. GLAUS, Grimsby No. 69, Grimsby 
S. TERRY McKAY, Mt. Nebo No. 76, Niagara Falls 
VICTOR W. OZOL, Hugh Murray No. 184, Fort Erie 
GRANT E. ELLIS, Smithville No. 240, Smithville 
G. FLOYD HUGHES, Secretary to Grand Superintendent, 

Niagara District, No. 7 
ALLYN R. FAST, Grand Superintendent, Niagara District, No. 7 

NORMAN FARRINGTON, General Chairman 
A. R. FAST, Grand Superintendent 

COMMITTEE OF CREDENTIALS 

R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, Chairman of the Credentials 
Committee, reported that there are 155 warranted Chapters on the roll 
of Grand Chapter of which 141 Chapters were represented by the follow- 
ing: 

1 H. Babcock (Proxy), R. L. Gostlin, R. Pickell, D. Dale, P.Z.'s. 

2 H. B. Morrison, Z.; W. Guy, J.; E. M. Marshall, J. Neill, A. T. Fuller., 
W. B. Sixsmith, W. J. Curtis, A. W. Fuller, P.Z.'s. 

3 J. A. Finch, Z.; J. Sneddon, H.; W. Ragin, P.Z. 

4 W. O. Newton, H. McCaw, P. Emslie, J. C. Lyttle, P.Z.'s. 

5 J. F. Murdoch (Proxy), M. McRae, R. V. West, P.Z.'s. 

6 L. Levitt (Proxy), F. Scott, P. Hirst, A. Wilson, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 

7 H. Jeffs, J.; F. Rodgers, M. Hancock, W. A. Demsey, E. W. Harri- 
son, H. T. Bankier, P.Z.'s. 

8 P. Andres, Z.; J. Wickens, H.; D. Gold, J.; H. J. Wilson, H. Iince, 
D. Armstrong, T. Middelton, D. Slean, P.Z.'s. 

15 M. Nield, Z.; R. Cadwallader, E. E. Bredin, A. Steele, L. McKay. 
H. Keam, P.Z.'s. 

16 A. B. Sewell (Proxy), C. J. Meunier, L. Gillespie, G. Laing, C. 
Vickers, D. W. McDuffee, M. R. Hughson, E. J. J. Jackson, H. Bur- 
master, P.Z.'s. 

19 M. Overend, Z.; G. A. Campbell, J.; C. M. Porter, E. Greer, W. 
Pharoah, L. Pharoah, J. L. Runnalls, C. A. Sankey, F. Chess, W\ 
Anderson, P.Z.'s. 

20 L. North, Z.; A. J. Zabell, P.Z. 

23 N. W. Card (Proxy), J. H. Johnston, J. W. Moore, P.Z.'s. 



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24 S. McTavish, Z.; P. D. Armstrong, Geo. Smith, B. A. Mennie, W. B. 
May, W. O'Hara, F. Heard, P.Z.'s. 

26 G. Cowan, Z.; W. Turton, F. Bowman, L. A. Coward, A. McDonald, 
P.Z.'s. 

27 W. R. Oldham, Z.; J. A. Kilsby, R. A. Barker, B. M. Conron, P.Z.'s. 

28 A. Rubin, Z.; R. Kruger, H.; J. G. Magee, H. 0. Flintoff, R. E. 
Temperton, W. E. McKinstry, E. Flutter, L. F. Smth, F. Manos, 
P.Z.'s. 

29 J. Livingston (Proxy) P.Z. 

30 L. Harrison, Z.; C. McCue, J.; L. Boyce (Proxy), S. Wheeler, W. M. 
Cameron, P.Z.'s. 

31 R. Stone, Z.; R. W. Wood, H.; J. Gray, J. York, D. King, P.Z.'s. 

32 J. Kroezen, H.; B. Freer, P.Z. 

34 F. Campbell, Z.; E. W. Campbell, D. Odishaw, G. O. Smith, P.Z.'s. 

35 B. Box (Proxy), J. Dewsbury, P.Z.'s. 

36 A. Mortlock, Z.; R. Mathews, C. Bedford, P.Z.'s. 

37 E. J. McKeaver, P.Z. 

40 0. T. Flint (Proxy), J. C. Boswell, P.Z.'s. 

41 J. Boniface, H.; L. Barrett, L. Mansfield, F. Smith, J. Ferguson, 
P.Z.'s. 

44 W. H. Lyon, Z. 

46 J. Puttock, Z.; W. F. McKay, H.; C. E. Dunseith, R. J. Aitcheson, 
P.Z.'s. 

47 W. A. Evans (Proxy) P.Z. 

48 G. Finney, W. Rainey, P.Z.'s. 

53 B. Thompson (Proxy), T. Hayes, D. Johnson, P.Z.'s. 

54 H. Clark, Z.; H. C. Evans, R. Jackson, J. Swindell, J. Zegers, J. 
Cunningham, P.Z.'s. 

55 H. Hill, Z.; E. W. Aldridge, H.; J. Wiebe, K. Woodhouse, S. Welstead, 
D. Weaver, A. J. Brown, R. Purney, S. Knox, P.Z.'s. 

56 J. G. Cruickshank (Proxy), G. Matthias, P.Z.'s. 

57 W. Cooper (Proxy), L. D. Winn, T. Ivan, C. R. Smallbone, D. Bar- 
low, K. R. Radford, D. Penwarden, P.Z.'s. 

59 M. Laushway, Z.; J. B. Carley, G. H. Gilmer, P.Z.'s. 

62 G. D. Rennick, Z.; J. W. Pearce, A. E. Mills, W. J. Grierson, E. J. 
Francey, J. H. Cook, S. S. Kell, R. Stevenson, P.Z.'s. 

63 D. V. Manary, Z.; J. Cox, P.Z. 

64 J. C. L. McKeand (Proxy), B. Penwarden, R. Fisher, C. R. Leuty, 
M. W. Cooper, R. Pearson, P.Z.'s. 

66 J. Doig, R. Kercher, G. A. Lauzon, P.Z.'s. 

67 F. Johnson (Proxy), R. Robinson, L, E. Morphy, P.Z.'s. 

68 R. Abbott, Z.; J. J. Purcell, G. Van Der Vaart, V. Crozier, P.Z.'s. 

69 W. Claus, Z.; W. Phillips, H.; L. Charron, J.; S. Yonick, E. Miller, 
L. Lymburner, F. Branston, C. Travis, G. Dequetteville, C. Brooks, 
P.Z.'s. 

71 L. Crawford, Z.; M. Fletcher, T. Weaver, R. McCagherty, R. 
Leniuk, R. C. Brushett, G. Bennett, B. Armstrong, P.Z.'s. 

72 R. Sills, Z.; D. Fargey, J.; A. Foote, P.Z. 

73 G. Newcombe, Z.; P. Lalonde, H. Smith, J. Little, P.Z.'s. 



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74 F. Hendry (Proxy), G. Searson, P.Z.'s. 

75 R. Moreau, H.; E. Ramsbottom, J.; P. A. B. Barr (Proxy), E. Joyce, 
H. Overend, J. R. McPhail, H. E. Zimmerman, A. B. Woodley, S. 
Chisholm, P.Z.'s. 

76 T. McKay, Z.; T. Dewar, H.; R. Birrell, R. Philips, N. Farrington, 
W. Dunn, P.Z.'s. 

77 S. Hall (Proxy), C. W. Emmett, A. Lee, W. Boston, E. K. Hogaboon, 
J. Woodland, P.Z.'s. 

78 A. Bell, Z.; J. Dawson, P.Z. 

79 N. Gurr, Z.; K. Hunter, H.; W. Waldron, J.; A. J. Burton, L. L. 
Querie, J. G. Hallam, G. Vardy, M. H. Poupart, J. A. Janson, M. 
Clark, P.Z.'s. 

80 T. Pape, Z.; H. Tootill, C. Hillman, P.Z.'s. 

81 Harry P. Grant (Proxy), Reginald McKie, P.Z.'s. 

82 Carl A. Hellstrom, P.Z. 

83 Kenneth Baker, H.; W. E. Watson, D. Van Norman, C. W. Easson, 
Doug Clark, P.Z.'s. 

84 James DeZeeuw (Proxy), J. Carman Thompson, P.Z.'s. 
88 E. H. Logan, Hugh Dunlop, P.Z.'s. 

90 Douglas J. Argent (Proxy), P.Z. 

91 Clarence Woolner, J.; John Kline (Proxy), P.Z. 

94 Joe Taylor, Z.; George McCombe, Murray Agnew, Stephen E. Tripp, 
P.Z.'s. 

95 G. W. Reed, Z.; W. B. Walker (Proxy), P. E. Fairhall, P.Z.'s. 

102 Max Weber, H.; R. Bizley, Robert Beaton, Earl McWilliams, Walter 
Fleming, Ernest C. Price, J. E. Edgar, P.Z.'s. 

103 R. D. McConkey, Z.; R. C. Schmeler, A. J. Scott, A. S. Haley, P.Z.'s. 

104 S. R. Amos (Proxy), W. S. Thomson, P.Z.'s. 
110 George Savin, H. 

113 Brydon Gordon, Z.; T. A. Irwin, W. B. Sixsmith, D. Seller, P.Z.'s. 

115 Charles Willton, Z.; W. J. Ferguson, P.Z. 

116 Ward Crampton, Z.; George Nobes, J.; M. P. Morris, P.Z. 

117 Doug Taylor, Z.; Frank L. Barrett (Prozy), R. Forest-Jones, John 
Welker, Roderick Brown, William Rees, Ivan Marshall, P.Z.'s. 

119 Deane Palmer, J.; John A. Mclntyre, P.Z. 

129 Thomas L. Scott, Z.; Lloyd Sorsdahl, Mel A. Stewart, P.Z.'s. 

130 Dalton Moffat (Proxy), R. DeLong, James Kennedy, P.Z.'s. 

131 G. W. Hotham, H.; William Saranchuck, Glover Boyd, Ross Taylor, 
M. Nixon, D. R. Davidson, O. Greig, R. J. Coulter, A. E. Hardman, 
Harvey Bellmore, R. Krueger, Percy Spears, P.Z.'s. 

132 George Gibbins, Z. 

134 Ron Bivens (Proxy), P.Z. 

135 W. J. Morgan, Z.; R. B. Robinson, H.; C. Feasby, H. Baylis, P.Z.'s. 

138 Ernest Moyle, Z.; Kenneth G. Williamson, H.; Maarten van 
Wamelen, M. Hastings, Gordon T. Ferguson, Bernard W. Spencer, 
W. Boston, P.Z.'s. 

140 D. Harcus, P.Z. 

143 Charles Craig, Z. 

144 John W. D. Broughton, H. 



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145 James W. Gerrard, H.; R. S. Woodward (Proxy), Lloyd G. Taylor, 
P.Z.'s. 

146 Bruce Steenson (Proxy), J. E. Smith, Walter Neable, P.Z.'s. 

150 Murray R. Muir (Proxy), Edward Carson. 

151 Melvin Pilatzke (Proxy), F. A. Simpson, M. Griffiths, P.Z.'s. 

153 Albert Eagleson, Z.; William Kellett (Proxy), George Eagleson, 

John Burnett, Thomas Kenny, P.Z.'s. 
155 Douglas Mitchell, Z.; Russell Brown (Proxy), Fred Dorr, P.Z.'s. 

167 K. E. Morrison (Proxy), George Hofmann, J. R. Newton, A. Settle, 
H. Wiese, P.Z.'s. 

168 Ian McCulloch, Z.; John Roberts, J.; Jack Meier, Roy Ballard, Fred 
Tredree, P.Z.'s. 

169 J. L. Runnals, P.Z. 

175 A. Stewart (Proxy), J. R. Dunbar, Jim Rogers, D. A. Rogers, 

Walter Baldwin, P.Z.'s. 
184 Victor Ozol, Z.; Jack Foster, Floyd Hughes, Allyn Fast, P.Z.'s. 
195 Basil Fowler, Z.; Charles Gilchrist, H.; Fred Kline, T. Armstrong, 

W. Sproule, P.Z.'s. 
198 D. J. Messenger, Z.; George Evans, H.; G. R. Carter, J.; W. L. 

Corlett, L. F. Pickering, George Cooke, A. G. Cook, P.Z.'s. 
205 M. Atlas, H.; H. Ince, David Hill, Doug Tozer, P.Z.'s. 
210 L. H. Prophet (Proxy), H. Humphries, P.Z.'s. 

212 Murray Levinter, H.; Sam Edwards, J.; Irving Ingles (Proxy), A. 
Weisman, Robert Hay, C. Johns, Sam Tennebaum, Jack Ross, James 
Woodland, Ned Austin, William S. Thomson, P.Z.'s. 

213 L. H. Netherton (Proxy), A. E. Minard, H. W. Poole, P.Z.'s. 

214 John Randall, Z.; Wayne Melton, H.; Sam Mitchell, B. A. Russell, 
William J. Currah, Hugh P. Cameron, Alan Campbell, Burton John- 
son, Hugh McCracken, Wilfred R. Luke, Ross McLean, Stan Mc- 
Auslan, Harold Colhoun, Russ Wilcox, P.Z.'s. 

215 William Accette, Z.; G. H. Stuart, Charles Eggett, William B. Bell, 

D. C. Reedie, B. J. Rodd, W. S. Cook, W. B. Angst, P.Z.'s. 

217 E. W. Elcombe (Proxy), C. C. Kerr, A. H. Baldwin N. F. Brown, 

E. H. Reid, P.Z.'s. 

218 Robert McLaren, Z.; Lloyd Thompson, H.; Clarence Gillis, J.; 
J. A. Mawdsley, J. A. Doney, P.Z.'s. 

219 John Glass, Z.; Edward Conyers, H.; Stephen Pilcher, G. R. Sheard, 
George Hinchliff, Peter Taylor, P.Z.'s. 

220 James R. Dodd, Z.; R. T. Rigby, William Creech, Alex Grant, Percy 
McGregor, H. M. Jackson, Don Kline, Howard Carr, James Pinchen, 
Paul Hertell, P.Z.'s. 

221 Bruce Auckland, Z.; James Hooper, H.; E. Schutz, W. Crerar, A. 
Dawson, H. Pudden, K. Hooper, N. Robinson, P.Z.'s. 

222 George Jackson, H.; Daniel E. Roberts, J.; J. Marshall, H. Hum- 
phries, C. Dale, P.Z.'s. 

223 Stephen Fellos, Z.; L. Cutten, H. Jones, P.Z.'s. 

224 Keith Evans, H.; M. Devins, L. Cunningham, M. Spiers, J. Davies, 
H. Williams, P.Z.'s. 

225 James Thomson, Z.; F. W. D. Welham, J. Wallace, R. Spenceley, 
J. Richardson, W. Henshaw, Roy Roberts, R. Neely, P.Z.'s. 

226 Verne W. Campbell, Z.; D. McQuaid, V. Garrett, P. McLaren, P.Z.'s. 



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227 Stewart Hay, Z.; B. H. Smith, C. A. Faulkner, E. Goodman, G. 
Mountford, C. McMullin, P.Z.'s. 

230 C. Lewis, P.Z. 

231 Raymond Furness, H.; T. Carter, A. W. Johnson, Fraser Smith,, J. 
Yaeger, W. Bain, J. Woodland, R. Kennedy, P.Z.'s. 

232 E. Barber (Proxy), J. Mellor, J. Sheppard, P.Z.'s. 

233 G. McNeice, Z.; William Snowden, J.; E. Humphries, P.Z. 

234 I. Noble, N. Butterworth, J. Long, P.Z.'s. 

236 Charles Fox, Z.; L. Richardson, R. Deagle, C. Matteson, A. Water- 
house, J. Aldridge, P.Z.'s. 

238 Harold Clarke, Z.; C. Leuty, J. Hessey, W. Davies, L. Fortner, C. 
Hanna, V. Hopwood. 

239 Donald Stewart, Z.; L. Guyett, L. Sykes, P.Z.'s. 
210 L, Richardson, G. Scott, P.Z.'s. 

241 0. R. Roberts (Proxy), J. Brown, E. G. Zavitz, P.Z.'s. 

242 S. M. Ellenor (Proxy), W. B. Chalcraft, C. L. Philip, P.Z.'s. 

243 William Fisher, Z.; William Kane, H.; Joe McLucas. J.; J. Mc- 
Feeters, F. Checkley, J. Pennel, L. Van Sickle, E. Boden, J. Noble, 
N. Pratt, G. Boden, S. Winterbottom, L. F. McDougall, J. Rogers, 
I. Lee, R. Deuxberry, C. King, P.Z.'s. 

245 Charles Fotheringham, Z.; R. Wright, P.Z. 

246 Robert Jolly, Z.; James Mayo, H.; G. Johnson, J. Woodland, W. 
Dietrich, P.Z.'s. 

247 Donald Gent, Z.; George Neely, J.; L. J. Gent, H. Motton, E. 
Stahlin, H. Banks, R. Neely, P.Z.'s. 

248 Stanley Munor, Z.; M. Tripp, H. Barr, P.Z.'s. 

249 Ray Walker, Z.; Malcolm MacKenzie, H.; Byron Bridges, J.; W. G. 
Pascoe, B. Tink, R. Hall, S. J. Lancaster, L. Ayre, P.Z.'s. 

250 A. Leal, R. Purdy, P.Z.'s. 

251 D. kamsay, H. Fick, R. McLeod. 

252 Peter Carr, Z.; A. J. Berry, J. D. Wright, H. F. Bouck, E. Marshall, 
L. James, P.Z.'s. 

253 Alex Pow, Z.; E. M. Jaques, H. Edgar, P.Z.'s. 

254 C. L, Collins, C. J. Ross, P.Z.'s 

255 Harry Lambert, Z.; J. Petrie, D. J. Hillier, P.Z.'s. 

257 Joe Robinson (Proxy), P.Z. 

258 Nick Vendetti, Z.; R. Clark, H.; F. C. Conley, A. Oldfield, C. Peasby, 
P.Z.'s. 

259 David Harcus ((Proxy), P.Z. 

260 E. T. Brennan, Z.; John Kline, P.Z. 

262 George E. Clarke, Z.; F. Scott, J. Hobson, J. Britton, J. Robbins, H. 
Edgar, J. Brownlie, P.Z.'s. 

263 M. E. Easey, H.; E. Mitchell, W. Kinnaird, W. S. Wright, F. J. 
Major, P.Z.'s. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 21 

REPORT OF CREDENTIAL COMMITTEE 

To The Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions of the Grand 
Chapter Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
We, your Committee on Credentials, beg leave to submit the follow- 
ing report: 

Number of Chapters represented by Officers 84 

Number of Chapters representd by Proxy 45 

Number of Chapters represented by P.Z.'s only 12 

Number of Chapters represented 141 

Number of Chapters not represented 14 

Number of Delegates present 626 

Total Number of Votes 859 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

(Signed) HAROLD INCE, Vice-Chairman. 

(Signed) J. W. WOODLAND, Chairman. 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp. F. Scott and carried, 

"That the Proceedings of the Grand Convocation held on Tuesday 
to Thursday, 27, 28, 29 April, 1976, have been printed and copies sent to 
all Chapters of this Jurisdiction, and the Minutes of the Grand Executive 
Meetings sent to all members of the Grand Executive, the recorded 
Minutes be considered read and the same is now confirmed." 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 

It was moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. 
Comp F. Scott and carried, 

"That the order of business of this Grand Convocation be changed 
at the discretion of the Grand Z." 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. Scott and carried, 

"That the Per Diem Committee headed by R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. 
Gillespie as charman pay the Per Diem to the members of the Grand 
Executive Committee entitled to same." 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
F. Scott and carried, 

(a) "That R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland be Chairman of the 
Credentials Committee with power to form his own Committee." 

(b) "That R. Ex. Comp. William Boston be Chairman of the Scruti- 
neers with power to form his own Committee assisted by 
members of the Credentials Committee". 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

The Most Excellent, the Grand Z., asked the Grand Scribe E. to call 
the roll of Representatives near our Grand Body of Sister Jurisdictions 
and have them assemble before the Altar. The following Grand Repre- 
sentatives answered to their names: 

ALABAMA— Earl J. McKeever 
ALBERTA— E. K. Hogaboom. 
ARGENTINA— Wm. H. Sproule. 
ARIZONA— Edward Marshall. 



22 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

BRITISH COLUMBIA— Henry F. Motton 
DELAWARE— Wm. J. Grierson 
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA— B. H. Smith 
FRANCE— Charles Fotheringham 
GEORGIA— Henry G. Edgar 
IDAHO — Joseph Hessey 
ILLINOIS— J. W. Woodland 
IOWA— William S, Thomson 
ISRAEL— Irving Ingles 
KANSAS— Allan A. Leal 
MARYLAND— Leo J. Gent 
MASSACHUSETTS— Fraser Hay 
MICHIGAN— Fred W. D. Welham 
MISSISSIPPI— H. T. C. Humphries 
MISSOURI— John R. Brown 
MONTANA— David Harcus 
NETHERLANDS— Maarten van Wamelen 
NEW JERSEY— Aube L. Weisman 
NEW YORK— Hallette C. Banks 
NEW ZEALAND— Harold Ince 
NORTH DAKOTA— E. J. J. Jackson 
OKLAHOMA— Leslie Levitt 
QUEBEC— Charles W. Emmett 
SOUTH CAROLINA— Cedric C. Dale 
SOUTH DAKOTA— Frederick C. Conley 
TENNESSEE— George A. Phillips 
TEXAS— Frederick Scott 
UTAH— Lloyd B. Gillespie 
VERMONT— Norman Farrington 
WYOMING— E. C. Price 

M. Ex. Comp. W. H. Sproule expressed his personal good wishes and 
that of their Companions for their presence at this Grand Convocation. 
He does appreciate their work of spreading goodwill and friendliness 
among Jurisdicions by their communications with their alternate in the 
Sister Jurisdiction. Some have visited the Jurisdiction and attended 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 23 

their Grand Convocation. This does much to further the effectiveness 
of our Order. 

Our Grand Z. asked the Grand Scribe N., R. Ex. Comp. John Mur- 
doch to lead us in Grand Honours to these our Companions. 



OATH OF OFFICE 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham was appointed by our Grand Z. 
to preside at the Ceremony of the Oath of Office of the Scrutineers. 
This was to take place at 11:30 a.m. 

M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson, Immediate Past Grand Z., was re- 
quested to assume the Sceptre while our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. W. H. 
Sproule delivered his address. 



GRAND FIRST PRINCIPAL'S ADDRESS — APRIL, 1977 

Very Ex. Companion and Most Wor. Bro. Eric Nancekivell, Grand 
Master, Most Excellent Sirs, Members of Grand Council, Dis- 
tinguished Guests and My Companions: 

I take great pleasure in welcoming you here today on this our One 
Hundred and Nineteenth Annual Convocation of Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. I sincerely hope 
that you will enjoy the hospitality and companionship we > extend to you 
and your ladies during your stay in Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

Just one year and many thousand miles have elapsed since I last 
stood before you and took upon myself the solemn obligation as your 
Grand First Principal. 

I am still very concerned with the many problems and challenges 
which are facing Masonry in general and our Chapters in particular, I 
feel that we, as members of this great and wonderful fraternity, must 
meet these problems head on. 

In this ever-changing world of greed and disbeliefs and mistrust, 
we as Masons more than ever should be cognizant of our short comings. 
We should show the world that, what we teach in our Lodge rooms, we 
must practice in the street. 

I believe that the many branches of Masonry should be recognized 
and respected. No person should have the right to flaunt or jeopardize 
the rights of others. The Mason who is always in the pursuit of 
Masonic knowledge and learning regardless of what Body it inculcates 
should be admired and respected. We are all Brothers and it is only 
through harmony and unity that we can obtain the aims and objectives 
which we, as Masons, hold dear and a key to a strong future. 

In the past few years many of our Chapters have been working in 
harmony and close co-operation with Lodges and other Masonic Bodies 
which is as it should be. 

I am happy to see many of the Companions wearing their Royal 
Arch Jewel in Lodge which is a ruling granted by Grand Lodge and 
so stated under Section 165 of the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

On January 18, 1977, I had the privilege of meeting with our 
Grand Master, Very Excellent Companion and Most Worshipful Brother 
Eric Nancekivell at the Grand Lodge Offices in Hamilton. We discussed 
many topics pertaining to the betterment of Masonry in general and 
various other Bodies in particular. I feel this meeting was a step 



24 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

forward in bringing about that spirit of co-operation and harmony 
which should be prevalent in this day and age. For this courtesy 
Most Worshipful Sir, I am most appreciative. 

I look forward with pleasure to meeting in the near future with 
the various Masons who have been elected to guide and preserve the 
well-being of their respective Bodies. 

As one of our greatest Statesmen, Sir Winston Churchill, stated 
and I quote "United we stand, divided we fall". At this time, I wish 
to pledge Grand Chapter's full support to you Most Worshipful Sir 
and Grand Lodge on any Masonic program and advancement you may 
bring forth for the benefit of all mankind in general and Masonry in 
particular. 

It is so pleasant to have you with us today, we feel highly honoured 
that you should take time out of your busy schedule to be with us. It 
has been of great satisfaction for me to support you on many of your 
visitations during your term in office and we as Masons wish to express 
to you our heartfelt thanks for the wonderful leadership that you have 
given to us in the past two years. May God bless you in all your 
endeavours. 

I strongly suggest that the Ruling Principals Associations of all 
the districts become more active and form M.M.M. and M.E.M. and 
H.R.A. Degree teams. Each team to be of the highest perfection obtain- 
able. These teams can be most helpful to Chapters, the Grand Superin- 
tendent, the Committee on Guidance and Education and more particular 
to the Grand Lecturer in the introduction of the new Work. 

NOTE: During the period of introduction of the new Work the 
teams working must have the approval of the Grand Lecturer. Also, the 
Past Principals' Associations should have Companions readily available 
to become Associate members of any Chapter who requires assistance. 
These teams to work in conjunction with the various Chapters and also 
to utilize the Chapter officers in the fullest capacity when possible. 

It is with a sad note that we have had so many of our Distinguished 
Masons pass to the Grand Chapter above, such men as Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Ralph Cocks, Rt. Ex. Comp. Dr. George Kennedy. These men have 
given a lifetime to Masonry and always became a friend to everyone 
who came in contact with them. To all our Companions in this Great 
Jurisdiction who have passed away — their memory we cherish — their 
passing we deplore. 

FRATERNAL DEAD — 1976 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, the British 
Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America and to all 
Fraternal Bodies in correspondence with our Grand Chapter, our hand 
of sincere sympathy and understanding is extended in the loss of many 
of their Distinguished Companions. Rt. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. 
Faulkner, Chairman of Fraternal Dead, has already given a fitting 
Memorial. 

To our Sister Jurisdictions in the Dominion of Canada, the British 
Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America, we extend 
sincere sympathy for the loss of their distinguished Companions. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF COLORADO 
Eugene L. Anderson (28 Dec, 1975). 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF MISSISSIPPI 
Albert Bass Hassell. 



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GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NEBRASKA 
Lewis E. Baker. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NEW 
BRUNSWICK 

Georg J. Langell, Rev. Daniel C. Mackenzie. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF NOVA SCOTIA 
Harold Fritz Sipprell. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF THE STATE OF 
OHIO 

Edward Martin Selby. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF OREGON 
Flyod M. Edwards, Frank M. Patterson, B. Nealley Wood. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH 
CAROLINA 

Joseph Franklin Edmonds, James B. Rivers, William Clifford 
Wylie, Jr. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA 
David Graham, B. Harry Macy. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF TENNESSEE 
William David McAnulty. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WASHINGTON 
Edward Young. 

GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WEST VIRGINIA 

Ernest Heald Bitner. 

Of these Companions who answered the call to Higher Service, the 
following held Grand Chapter Rank: 

Chapter 
No. 

6 V. Ex. Comp. John Edward Richardson. 
16 V. Ex. Comp. William Ernest Boyle, V. Ex. Comp. James Steward 
H. Taylor. 

53 R. Ex. Comp. John Charles Reid. 

54 R. Ex. Comp. Dr. George Thomas Kennedy. 

76 R. Ex. Comp. George Ernest French, V. Ex. Comp. William Engle- 
hart Weare. 

91 R. Ex. Com. Herbert Wesley Powell. 
144 V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth A. McQuoid. 
151 R. Ex. Comp. Cecil Addison Bailey. 
167 V. Ex. Comp. Bernard J. Brownell. 
175 V. Ex. Comp. William Percy Mitchell. 
195 V. Ex. Comp. Harold Spratt. 
205 V. Ex. Comp. Wilfred Edward Cameron. 
213 R. Ex. Comp. Edmond Albert F. Day. 
233 V. Ex. Comp. John Burns. 
246 V. Ex. Comp. Henry Edward Harrison, V. Ex. Comp. Robert H. B. 

Taylor. 
250 R. Ex. Comp. Daniel Cooper. 



26 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

VISITATIONS 

The past year has had a very busy schedule of events, it has been a 
most rewarding one. My wife, Anne, has accompanied me on many of 
these wonderful sojourns both in Canada and the United States. We 
have made many friends and have tried our best to be ambassadors of 
goodwill from the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 
To Rt. Ex. Comp. George Gibbins and his wife Vera, we extend our 
warmest appreciation for the unique and wonderful time all of the 
Companions and their ladies experienced on the week-end of the dedica- 
tion of Leeds Chapter room at Gananoque, not only for the boat trip 
and banquet, dance and Church Service but also for the friendliness of 
all Companions and their ladies towards all of us. 

To all the Companions and their ladies of St. Clair Chapter, Milton; 
Prince of Wales Chapter, Essex; Mount Nebo Chapter, Niagara Falls; 
Occident Chapter, Toronto; Carleton Chapter and Ottawa Chapter of 
Ottawa, we thank you for giving Grand Chapter and Visiting Com- 
panions and Ladies an opportunity of being with you and join you in 
celebrating your 100th Anniversary and on two occasions the Dedication 
of a new home. 

To Ex. Comp. Albert Mortlock and his wife Jean — many thanks 
for hosting the Grand Council and their ladies when we attended Corin- 
thian Chapter No. 36 Installation at Peterborough. 

To Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton, and all the Chapters in the 
London District, thank you for the wonderful receptions you held for me. 

To the wonderful people of Canada and the United States who have 
so graciously received my wife, Anne, and myself on all occasions, we 
thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we welcome you at any 
time into our home in Brampton. 

CONVOCATIONS AND SPECIAL EVENTS 

29 April, 1976— The Order of the High Priesthood of Ontario, King 
Edward Hotel. 

29 April, 1976— Athelstan York Rite College No. 41, York Temple, 
Toronto. 

1 May, 1976 — Harrington Conclave No. 16, Scottish Rite Temple, 
Hamilton. 

7 May, 1976 — Godfrey de Boullon Preceptory No. 3, Hamilton. 

21, 22 May, 1976— Royal & Select Master of Ontario, Grand 
Assembly, Sault Ste. Marie. 

25 May, 1976— Port Credit Chapter No. 230, H.R.A. Degree, Shrine 
Team, Port Credit. 

27 May, 1976— Yonge St. Temple, Toronto Districts 8 & 8A Recep- 
tion — M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson. 

1, 2 June, 1976 — Grand Chapter of Quebec, Grand Convocation, Mon- 
treal. 

5 June, 1976 — Markham Temple, Instruction for New Grand 
Superintendents of Ontario, Markham. 

21, 22 July, 1976— One Hundred and Twenty-First Annual Com- 
munication of Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Royal 
York Hotel, Toronto. 

31 July, 1976 — York Rite Sovereign College of North America, 
General Assembly, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A. 

9, 10 Sept., 1976 — Grand Chapter of Michigan Grand Convocation, 
Battle Creek, Michigan, U.S.A. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 27 

11 Sept. 1976 — Grand Chapter Executive Meeting, Midland Temple, 
Midland. 

7, 8 Oct., 1976 — Grand Chapter of Ohio Grand Convocation, 
Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. 

26, 27 Oct., 1976 — Grand Chapter of Virginia Grand Convocation, 
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. 

29 Oct., 1976— Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton, Reception for Grand 
Z., Hansa Club, Brampton. 

13 Jan. 1977— The St. Clair Chapter No. 231, Richmond Hill, Instal- 
lation and Receiving Honourary Membership. 

18 Jan. 1977 — Offices of Grand Lodge, Hamilton, Meeting with the 
Grand Master. 

18 Jan., 1977— Bedford Lodge No. 638, York Temple, Toronto, 
Installation of Rt. Ex. Comp. Thomas Carter as Worshipful Master. 

18 Jan., 1977— Shamrock Lodge No. 533, York Temple, Toronto, 
Installation of Rt. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff as Worshipful Master. 

19 Jan., 1977 — Adoniram Council of Royal and Select Masters, 
Installation, Yonge St. Temple. 

20 Jan., 1977 — Toronto Sovereign Chapter, Rose Croix 18th Degree, 
Yonge St., Temple. 

26 Jan., 1977 — Corinnthian Chapter No. 36, Invitation by Ex. Comp. 
Albert Mortlock and Officers and Members for Installation at Peter- 
borough. 

12 Feb., 1977— Holy Land Conclave No. 3, Installation, Yonge St. 
Temple, Toronto. 

16 Feb., 1977 — Lake Ontario Royal Ark Mariners Lodge No. 5, 
Installation, Yonge St. Temple, Toronto. 

26 Feb., 1977 — Grand Chapter Executive Meeting, Nilestown. 

3, 4 Mar., 1977— Grand Chapter of New York, Albany, N.Y. 

12 Mar., 1977 — Grand Masters Reception, Wellington, Prince Edward 
District. 

18 Mar., 1977— Potentates Ball, Royal York Hotel, Toronto. 

31 Mar., 1977 — Grand Masters Reception, Toronto Districts, Sky- 
line Hotel, Malton. 

1 Apr., 1977 — South Huron District Past Masters Association, 
Ladies' Night. 

2 Apr., 1977 — Reception for Grand Z., London. 

16 Apr., 1977— Holy Land Conclave No. 3, 888 Yonge St., Toronto, 
Meeting — Grand Sovereign — M. 111. Kt. Comp. Harold D. Gleave. 

18 Apr., 1977 — The Mount Moriah Lodge, No. 727, Brampton, In- 
stallation as Worshipful Master. 

28, 29, 30 Apr., 1977— 119th Grand Convocation of Grand Chapter 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario, Niagara Falls. 



CENTENNIALS AND TEMPLE DEDICATIONS 

19 June, 1976— St. Clair Chapter No. 75, Milton, 100th Anniversary. 
18, 19 Sept., 1976 — Leeds Chapter No. 132, Gananoque, Dedication 
of New Chapter Room. 

2, 3 Oct., 1976— Prince of Wales Chapter No. 71, Essex, 100th Anni- 
versary. 



28 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

23, 24 Oct., 1976— Mount Nebo Chapter No. 76, Niagara Falls, 100th 
Anniversary. 

13 Nov., 1976— Occident Chapter No. 77, Toronto, 100th Anniversary. 

27 Nov., 1976— The Mount Moriah Lodge No. 727, Consecration and 
Installation, Brampton. 

26, 27 Mar., 1977— Carleton Chapter No. 16— Ottawa Chapter No. 
222, Ottawa, Dedication New Chapter Room. 

WELFARE 

Many of the Chapters in Ontario have followed the example of 
Mount Sinai Chapter in Toronto and Hiawatha Chapter in Sarnia in 
assisting the less fortunate people in many areas of their communities, 
for which we in Grand Chapter are most thankful. We continue to 
acknowledge the great work done by the welfare committee of Toronto 
Districts 8 and 8A. 

MEMBERSHIP 

This past year has seen our Membership grow. I have noted in 
the Chapter circulars that most of our Chapters are benefitting by an 
increase in applications for Membership. The film 'Saga of the Holy 
Royal Arch' has been shown in Chapters on Craft Masons night and 
been a major factor in this increase. The news of a definite increase in 
our Membership is heart warming and should be taken by other bodies 
in Masonry as a good omen. 

We have an increase this past year even when many Chapters 
have brought their Membership list up-to-date and now have a true 
Membership list. Our Membership gain is about fifty and is proof of 
what can be done if we put our hearts, minds and bodies to work and 
support our Craft Lodges and Royal Arch Chapters. So my Companions, 
I am most grateful for your tremendous assistance and look forward 
to even a better year in 1977. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart has personally shown this film "Saga 
of the Holy Royal Arch" in many Chapters throughout Ontario and 
given a commentary at the same time. We, in Grand Chapter, are 
deeply indebted to Gordon for giving freely of his time and talents, 
not only in this area but also for readily accepting a great responsibility 
of presenting a report of the Committee on the condition of Capitular 
Masonry. Due to Rt. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell being unable to give 
this report, as his wife Nan is in hospital, and we all wish her a speedy 
recovery. If you wish to obtain this film, please feel free to contact 
our Grand Scribe E. for particulars. 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 

The seven Chapters in the running for the Membership Trophy, 
which was donated by M. Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson in 1975, are: 

240 Smithville 17.647 143 Glengarry 11.267 

69 Grimsby 15.189 241 University 10.144 

258 Tyrian 12.903 230 Port Credit 9.090 

117 Kitchener 12.345 

and the winner is: 240 Smithville 17.647. Companions — keep up the 
good work. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 29 

PAST RANK 

A request was received from Midland Chapter No. 94, Lindsay, to 
grant posthumously the rank of Past Principal on Ex. Comp. Earl Stevens 
who passed to the Grand Chapter above while serving in the office of 
First Principal of his Chapter. 

I had the pleasure of knowing this man as a Past Master and a 
dedicated Royal Arch' Officer and a lover of the whole Fraternity and 
a Mason of the highest order and I therefore take great pride in recom- 
mending that the rank of Past Principal be granted. 

A request was received from Peel Chapter No. 195, Brampton, to 
grant posthumously the rank of Past Principal on Ex. Comp. Frank 
Fannin who passed to the Grand Chapter above iust prior to his initial 
meeting as First Principal. I personally watched this wonderful Mason 
progress through the Offices of Peel Chapter and as Worshipful Master 
o-p his Lodge and having been associated with him in other Branches of 
Masonry — I hold him in the highest esteem and affection. He was a 
Mason's Mason and at this time I feel highly honoured in recommending 
that the rank of Past Principal be granted. 

RITUAL REVISION 

The Committee on the revision of the Book of Work has completed 
its task and 1,000 books are now available in a limited capacity and a 
further supply will be forthcoming in the near future. To Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Maarten van Wamelen, Most Ex. Comp. Charles Emmett, Very Ex. 
Comp. Gordon Ferguson, Rt. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Very Ex. 
Comp. Chester Philip, Rt. Ex. Comp. Irvin Ingles, Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward 
Elcombe. Ex. Comp. William Bell, I express to them the thanks of 
Grand Chapter for a most trying and time-consuming task well done 
and I am asking that this Committee continue for the next year and 
complete the revision of the Book of Installation, etc. 

COMMITTEES 

The Public Relations Committee with Rt. Ex. Comp. Edward Mar- 
shall, Chairman; Rt. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint, Vice-Chairman and Editor 
of the Keystone and his assistant, Rt. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum 
and all Ruling Superintendents have managed to publish two editions 
of the Keystone and we look forward to all the information contained 
in each publication. 

Companions — Grand Chapter has found it necessary to have the 
Keystone become more self-sufficient. I feel that the finances of this 
Committee could be greatly increased by all Chapters continuing to give 
donations and those Chapters who are not contributing, please reconsider 
their position and give freely from the bottom of your hearts. We, the 
healthy Members of this great Fraternity, take things as a matter of 
course and sometimes forget the less fortunate people around us who are 
bedridden and unable to come to Chapter. Remember that time honour- 
ed adage, it is more blessed to give than to receive. 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 

With Rt. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington as Chairman, Rt. Ex. 
Comp. Edward Elcombe as Vice-Chairman, and many Royal Arch 
Ma pons in the Niagara District and some from the Toronto District, 
numerous meetings have been held in the past two years in preparation 
for the 119th Annual Grand Convocation at the Sheraton-Brock Hotel 
in Niagara Falls and to these industrious Masons, I owe my heartfelt 
congratulations, for without you this Convocation would not be possible. 



30 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

BENEVOLENCE 

I believe that the services of this Committee under the direction of 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Carl Ackert, M. Ex. Comp. Bruce Smith and M. Ex. Comp. 
Fred W. D. Welham has not been utilized as it should be. I, therefore, 
request that the various Chapters in all the Districts take a broader 
outlook into its usage and practice of the fundamental principles of 
brotherly love, relief and truth. 

I state that our Chapters should take a serious look into the matter 
of assisting our senior Members by substantially reducing their dues at 
the age 65 and even giving many of them Honourary Memberships into 
their respective Chapters, for these are the men who have supported 
and kept your various Chapters operative today. 

This assistance for these senior Companions should come from 
your Benevolent account and if a Chapter is unable to fulfil this 
obligation due to its own financial circumstances, the monies needed 
should be made readily available from the Grand Chapter Benevolent 
Committee. I believe that this action would deter many of our demits. 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE 

This Committee has been a very active group under the guidance 
of M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, General Chairman; Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Scott, Deputy Chairman and all of the Vice-Chairmen in each 
District. They have made great advancement in assisting the various 
Chapters throughout Ontario. Most Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman and Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott made a 
special trip to Espanola where they met with Members of that Chapter 
to discuss with them the probable solutions to their problems, and we 
certainly hope that their efforts were not in vain. I trust that all 
present Members will continue and I am asking that all the immediate 
Past Superintendents of each District be added to this Committee. Many 
thanks to all of you for performing important tasks on this Committee. 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

This Committee with M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson as Chair- 
man and Rt. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox as Vice-Chairman 
and Very Ex. Comp. His Honour Douglas V. Latimer and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
W. James Curtis as members have reviewed many by-law changes and 
made many recommendations for my approval and spent many long 
hours in this work and I thank them for the learned assistance they 
have been to me and I ask for their continuance in office. 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

With Very Ex. Comp. Everette Bluestein as Chairman, Ex. Comp. 
Charles Sankey as Vice-Chairman and members Rt. Ex. Comp. Allan 
Leal, Very Ex. Comp. Jack Loft and Ex. Comp. William Bell have made 
many awards in the past year to deserving students and under the 
watchful eyes of its members, this Committee has made a distinct im- 
pression on all of us. 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 

Very Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich, Chairman; Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold 
Ince, Rt. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley and Rt. 
Ex. Comp. William Walker, I express my appreciation for the services 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 31 

that you have rendered to Grand Chapter in this capacity. To Very 
Ex. Comp. Clifford Rich we send our best wishes and may God grant a 
recovery from a serious illness. This man has still carried on his duty 
at home as Chairman of this Committee and also as Chairman of the 
Committee on Fraternal Correspondence and Review and it is my wish 
that Clifford remain in the capacity of Chairman as long as he feels 
he is able to continue on this Masonic work. 

To all the other Members of the various Committees, I thank you 
for your dedication to our great Order. 

The Dispensations, By-Law changes, presentation of Jewels — 60 
Year R.A.M., 50 Year R.A.M., 50 Year installed First Principal, 25 Year 
installed First Principal. These items will appear in the proceedings, 
also Chapters contributing to the Bursary Fund and the Keystone 
Fund. 

APPRECIATION 

One never realizes how many friends he has and the contribution 
they make until circumstances and events take place which require many 
participants. To this end, I am most grateful to all the Companions 
of this great Grand Chapter. My Grand Officers elected and appointed 
have supported me with enthusiasm this past year. The various Com- 
mittees have performed their duties with the utmost dedication. I 
could name many Companions who have given freely of their time and 
money to help keep our Order strong and free of the destroying hand 
of time. 

I wish to thank the Past Grand Z's for the guidance and help they 
have given to me and trust they will continue to do so in the future. 
To the Grand 2nd and Grand 3rd Principal and the Grand Scribe E., I 
express my warmest appreciation for your assistance and support. To 
our Grand 3rd Principal, Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, we hope Sir that 
you will take your Masonic duties a little easier until you have fully 
recuperated from your recent illness. 

In conclusion, I thank my wife, Anne, and my family for the sup- 
port and understanding they have given to me in this my first year as 
your Grand First Principal. I am only one person and could never hope 
to obtain my objectives without the help of my family and your aid 
and assistance, my Companions. Once again, I urge you, my Com- 
panions, to return to your Craft Lodges and take an active part in its 
affairs for the well-being of our Chapters and all other bodies of 
Masonry rely on the strength and unity of our Lodges. We cannot live 
as a body unto ourselves. To all the First Principals, I am asking each 
and every one of you to be particularly familiar with proper protocol 
when a Ruling Grand Lodge Officer enters your Chapter. Receive him 
as such and give him the same Honour, Courtesy and Respect that you 
would give to me. I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the 
attendance today of many Distinguished Visitors from our Sister Juris- 
dictions and to all of you, my Companions. May God bless and keep 
each and every one of you for many years to come. 

MOST EX. COMP. WILLIAM H. SPROULE, 

Grand First Principal, 

Royal Arch Masons of Canada 

in the Province of Ontario. 



32 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

DISPENSATIONS ISSUED FOR THE CALENDAR YEAR 1976 

Joint Installations 13 

3rd Principal to 1st Principal 7... 

P.S. to 2nd Principal 10 

To Hold M.M. Night 4 

Change of Night of Convocation 49 

Dispensation for Member to Receive M.M.M. Degree in 

Another Chapter 2 

To Open Convocation Early 16 

To Hold Christmas Party 2 

To Hold Ladies' Night After Convocation 3 

To Hold Special Night 1 

Elect and Install on Same Night 5 

To Cancel Convocation 10 

Change Night of Election 2 

To Hold Field Day 2 

Superintendent's District Social Evening 1 

Social to Honour a Companion 1 

Annual Picnic 2 

Dedication 2 

Reception Grand First Principal 2 

fraternal Visit to Outside Jurisdiction 3 

Fraternal Visit from Outside Jurisdiction 2 

To Hold Emergent Meeting 7 

To Install Z. as I. P Z.— Not Serving 12 Months 1 

To Hold Ladies' Night 24 

To Use Temple Not Dedicated 2 

Divine Service 4 



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The following Chapters requested changes in their By-laws and 

were approved in the calendar year of 1976: 

Chapter No. Chapter No. 

St. John's, Hamilton 6 The Hamilton 175 

The Moira 7 Peel 195 

King Solomon's 8 Couchiching 198 

Wawanosh 15 Mount Sinai, Toronto 212 

Waterloo 32 Northern Lights 213 

Keystone, Whitby 35 Mimico 215 

Corinthian 36 St. Alban's 217 

Bruce 53 Lebanon, Etobicoke 220 

St. Clair, Milton 75 Ottawa 222 

Mount Nebo 76 Ouinte Friendship 227 

Orient 79 King Cvrus, Toronto 232 

Shuniah 82 Oakwood 233 

White Oak 104 Caledonia \ 236 

St. Francis 133 Blenheim 239 

Succoth 135 McKay 243 

Shenkinah 138 Nilestown 247 

Bernard 146 Palestine, Bowmanville 249 

Laurentian 151 Hiawatha 252 

Alberton 152 Tillsonburg 255 

Ancaster 155 Espanola 257 

King David 262 Tyrian 258 

Kichikewana 167 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 33 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 
(During Calendar Year of 1976) 

60 Year R.A.M. (Numeral) 

Nfo. Chapter 

8 King Solomon's— V. Ex. Comp. A. S. Elliott. 
26 St. Mark's— Comp. H. E. McClung. 

40 Guelph — Rev. Comp. J. S. Lawson. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — Comp. A. J. Everett, Comp. L. R. Louks, Comp. 
J. G. Robinson. 
155 Ancaster— Ex. Comp. J. Butter, Comp. R. A. Moffat. 
222 Ottawa— V. Ex. Comp. W. G. Pescod. 

Fifty Years a Royal Arch Mason 

No. Chapter 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Comp. W. T. Mills, Comp. E. 
Brennan. 

5 St. George's — Comp. M. L. Chiverton, Comp. C. Phillips. 

6 St. John's— Comp. R. H. Pettigrew, Comp. T. J. Steward. 

7 The Moira — Comp. A. W. McGlashon. 
23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. W. Z. Nixon. 

26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. K. W. Crews. 

27 Manitou — Ex. Comp. G. A. Kennedy. 
30 Huron— Comp. R. Kelly. 

36 Corinthian— Comp. D. A. Hill, R. Ex. Comp. D. Miller, Comp. H. R. 
Reid, Comp. J. W. Richmond. 

37 Victoria— Comp. T. C. Moise. 

41 Harris— R. Ex. Comp. E. A. Webber. 
48 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Challis. 

63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. M. McGaw, Ex. Comp. W. E. Thompson. 

64 Willson— Ex. Comp. C. Cohen. 
74 Beaver — Comp. H. C. Downham. 

76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp. C. L. Dill. 

77 Occident— R. Ex. Comp. H. Smith, Comp. E. L. Belfry, Comp. E. J. 
Skilling, Comp. D. E. Wright. 

80 Ark — Comp. E. Cattle, Comp. H. G. Crouchman, Comp. H. E. Mason, 
Comp. E. E. Keith, Comp. R. Thomson, Comp. L. Vannan, Comp. 
W. D. Fettes, Comp. A. McNeilage, Comp. W. Rudling, Comp. F. H. 
Potter. 

81 Aylmer — Comp. A. S. Hare, Comp. B. H. Webber. 

82 Shuniah— Comp. F. R. Moore, Comp. W. Vaughn, Comp. J. W. 
Wellington. 

88 MacNabb — Ex. Comp. W. D. Lawrence. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — Comp. H. O. Bradley, Comp. R. Martin, Comp. 

S. Titchener-Smith. 
1C3 St. John's— Ex. Comp. H. E. Ward. 
117 Kitchener — Comp. W. Robertson. 
145 The St. Patrick— V. Ex. Comp. L. B. Morrison. 
168 Ionic — Ex. Comp. R. A. Connor. 
195 Peel— Comp. S. T. Organ. 
210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. G. E. Young. 
213 Northern Lights — Comp. J. Beattie, Comp. H. B. Briden, Comp. E. 

K. King, Comp. R. S. Maxwell, Comp. J. F. Mortensen. 
220 Lebanon— Comp. H. L. Ewart, R. Ex. Comp. W. A. McKague. 
222 Ottawa— Comp. J. Henderson, Comp. W. Old. 



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224 Keystone— Comp. J. G. Truscott. 

227 Quinte Friendship— Comp. C. W. Mcllraith. 

235 Aurora — R. Ex. Comp. N. F. Johnson. 

236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. S. McBlain. 
243 McKay— Ex. Comp. E. T. Spera. 

For 25 Years Installed First Principal 

No. Chapter 

5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. W. T. Newman. 

7 The Moira — V. Ex. Comp. S. H. Lennox. 
23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. T. A. Leslie. 
27 Manitou— R. Ex. Comp. B. M. Conron. 
29 McCallum — Ex. Comp. A. W. Dayman. 
32 Waterloo— Ex. Comp. W. S. Boyle. 
34 Signet — Ex. Comp. E. J. Burton. 

36 Corinthian— Ex. Comp. C. V. Elliott. 

37 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp, C. P. McElroy, Ex. Comp. M. B. Bickle. 
41 Harris— Ex. Comp. B. G. Sheldon. 

44 Mount Sinai— Ex. Comp. E. A. W. Boyce, Ex. Comp. W. C. Hoge- 
boom, Ex. Comp. C. F. Young. 

45 Excelsior — V. Ex. Comp. J. F. Cochrane. 

46 St. James— Ex. Comp, J. R. Elgie. 

48 St. John's— R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Challis. 

62 York— V. Ex. Comp. G. A. Cooper. 

63 Havelock — Ex. Comp. I. Spieran. 

64 Willson— Ex. Comp. G. K. Brown. 
69 Grimsby— Ex. Comp. J. G. Oldfield. 

72 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. I. Caldwell. 

73 Erie— Ex. Comp. J. T. Tinline. 

76 Mount Nebo— V. Ex. Comp. R. E. Vilneff. 

77 Occident— M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, V. Ex. Comp. S. Bustard, 
V. Ex. Comp. H. P. Hopkinson. 

82 Shuniah— V. Ex. Comp. T. Bonthron. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — Ex. Comp. P. Phipps, Ex. Comp. R. J. Reid. 

94 Midland— V. Ex. Comp. G. McCombe. 

95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. R. M. Merrilees. 
104 White Oak— R. Ex. Comp. G. K. Brown. 

110 Warkworth — R. Ex. Comp. H. S. Ewing, Ex. Comp. L. Darling. 

119 King Cyrus — Ex. Comp. E. Kaikala. 

129 Elliot— Ex. Comp. N. Coveney. 

131 Amabel — R. Ex. Comp. D. R. Davidson. 

135 Succoth— Ex. Comp. J. K. Noble. 

138 Shekinah— V. Ex. Comp. M. W. McKenzie. 

145 The St. Patrick— Ex. Comp. A. E. Colwell. 

146 Bernard— Ex. Comp. N. S. VanCamp. 
153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. V. Richardson. 
161 Madoc— R. Ex. Comp. T. C. Lloyd. 

167 Kichikewana — V. Ex. Comp. A. N. French. 

168 Ionic— R. Ex. Comp, T. H. Burgis. 
195 Peel— Ex. Comp. J. A. McCleave. 
205 Victoria — Ex. Comp. R. A. Marsh. 

212 Mount Sinai— V. Ex. Comp. S. J. Sword. 

213 Northern Lights— V. Ex. Comp. J. M. Martin, R. Ex. Comp. A. E. 
Humphries. 

214 Vimy — R. Ex. Comp. H. B. Johnson. 

221 Durham— Ex. Comp. E. R. Schutz. 

222 Ottawa — V. Ex. Comp. A. G. Humphries, Ex. Comp. D. G. Hewer. 



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226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp, G. Lindsay, Ex. Comp. J. H. Mather. 

233 Oakwood— V. Ex. Comp. G. W. Burnett. 

234 Halton — Ex. Comp. J. Lucas, V. Ex. Comp. J. Addy. 

235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. W. G. Jennings. 

236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. C. G. Duns. 
239 Blenheim — Ex. Comp. E. L. Jacklin. 
247 Nilestown — M. Ex. Comp. L. J. Gent. 
249 Palestine— V. Ex. Comp. N. A. Wilkins. 

252 Hiawatha— Ex. Comp. G. W. Phillips. 

253 Regal— V. Ex. Comp. H. V. Ryerse, R. Ex. Comp. H. G. Edgar, Ex. 
Comp. R. K. Cooper. 

50 Year Past Principal Bar 

No. Chapter 

8 King Solomon's— V. Ex. Comp. A. S. Elliott. 

26 St. Mark's— V. Ex. Comp. A. W. Kinnear. 

40 Guelph— R. Ex. Comp. C. T. Palmer. 
167 Kichikewana — R. Ex. Comp. R. R. Wilson. 
243 McKay— R. Ex. Comp. J. H. Lee. 



CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO THE BURSARY FUND 



January 1976 - 


- 28 February, 1977 


^o. Chapter 


No. Chapter 


2 The Hiram 


94 Midland 


5 St. George's 


95 Tuscan 


6 St. John's 


102 Algonquin 


7 The Moira 


103 St. John's 


15 Wawanosh 


115 Brant 


16 Carleton 


133 St. Francis 


18 Oxford 


138 Shekinah 


19 Mount Moriah 


140 Fort William 


24 Tecumseh 


146 Bernard 


26 St. Mark's 


148 St. John's 


27 Manitou 


149 Atwood 


28 Pentalpha 


151 Laurentian 


29 McCallum 


155 Ancaster 


31 Prince Edward 


167 Kichikewana 


32 Waterloo 


168 Ionic 


34 Signet 


184 Hugh Murray 


35 Keystone 


195 Peel 


36 Corinthian 


198 Couchiching 


37 Victoria 


205 Victoria 


40 Guelph 


212 Mount Sinai 


41 Harris 


214 Vimy 


53 Bruce 


215 Mimico 


55 Niagara 


217 St. Alban's 


57 King Hiram 


219 Ulster 


64 Willson 


220 Lebanon 


66 The Malloch 


222 Ottawa 


76 Mount Nebo 


226 Prince of Wales 


78 Minnewawa 


227 Quinte Friendship 


79 Orient 


231 St. Clair 


81 Aylmer 


233 Oakwood 


82 Shuniah 


236 Caledonia 



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GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



240 Smithville 

242 St. Paul's 

243 McKay 

246 Humber 

247 Nilestown 
249 Palestine 
252 Hiawatha 



254 Golden Star 

258 Tyrian 

259 Quetico 

260 Centennial 

262 King David 

263 Scarborough 



CONTRIBUTIONS MADE TO THE BURSARY FUND BY 
INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS 



16 



January 197S - 


- 28 February, 1977 


L. J. Gent 


Dr. 


J. J. Weber 


D. J. Gent 


Harrington Conclave No. 


J. J. Robbins 


W. 


McFadgen 


Harrington Conclave 


J. A. Forester 


Frank A. Simpson 


Irving Wolfstadt 


Adonirom Council No. 2 


Melvin Heller 


R. A. Willett 


Sidney Narvie 


District No. 11 


James L. Madigan 


J. Loft & Rose 


Mr. 


& Mrs. Fleming 


Rev. L. W. Potter 


Victor Ozol 


F. Washington 


G. - 


A. Campbell 


T. Wunder & L. Levitt 


Keith 


T. E. Sullivan 






CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTING TO KEYSTONE FU* 


January 1976 - 


- 28 February, 1977 


No. Chapter 


No. 


Chapter 


1 Ancient Frontenac & 


44 


Mount Sinai 


Cataraqui 


45 


Excelsior 


2 The Hiram 


47 


Wellington 


3 St. John's 


53 


Bruce 


5 St: George's 


55 


Niagara 


6 St. John's 


57 


King Hiram 


7 The Moira 


59 


Sussex-St. Lawrence 


8 King Solomon's 


61 


Granite 


16 Carleton 


62 


York 


18 Oxford 


63 


Havelock 


22 Grenville 


64 


Willson 


23 Ezra 


67 


Enterprise 


24 Tecumseh 


68 


Maitland 


26 St. Mark's 


69 


Grimsby 


27 Manitou 


71 


Prince of Wales 


28 Pentalpha 


72 


Keystone 


29 McCallum 


73 


Erie 


30 Huron 


74 


Beaver 


31 Prince Edward 


75 


St. Clair 


32 Waterloo 


76 


Mount Nebo 


34 Signet 


77 


Occident 


35 Keystone 


79 


Orient 


37 Victoria 


80 


Ark 


40 Guelph 


81 


Aylmer 


41 Harris 


82 


Shuniah 



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83 Ionic 

88 MacNabb 

90 Golden 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 

94 Midland 

95 Tuscan 

102 Algonquin 

103 St. John's 

104 White Oak 

114 Bonnechere 

115 Brant 

116 Maple 

117 Kitchener 
119 King Cyrus 

129 Elliott 

130 Chantry 

131 Amabel 

132 Leeds 

133 St. Francis 

134 King Darius 

135 Succoth 
138 Shekinah 

140 Fort William 

143 Glengarry 

144 Presqu'ile 

145 The St. Patrick 

146 Bernard 

149 Atwood 

150 London 

151 Laurentian 

152 Alberton 
155 Ancaster 
161 Madoc 

167 Kichikewana 

168 Ionic 

169 Temiskaming 
184 Hugh Murray 



195 Peel 
198 Couchiching 
205 Victoria 
210 Kitchener 

212 Mount Sinai 

213 Northern Lights 

214 Vimy 

215 Mimico 

217 St. Alban's 

218 Prince Edward 

219 Ulster 

220 Lebanon 

221 Durham 

222 Ottawa 

223 Abitibi 

227 Quinte Friendship 
230 Port Credit 
232 King Cyrus 
234 Halton 
236 Caledonia 

238 The St. Andrew 

239 Blenheim 

241 University 

242 St. Paul's 

243 McKay 

248 Dochert 

249 Palestine 

250 Thomas Peters 

252 Hiawatha 

253 Regal 

254 Golden Star 
257 Espanola 

259 Quetico 

260 Centennial 

261 Seguin 

262 King David 

263 Scarborough 



GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS' REPORTS 



ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Marwood A. Fletcher 

Grand Superintendent 

To the Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First 
Principal, Officers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Ex. Sir and Companions: 

It is with much pleasure I submit this report on condition of Royal 
Arch Masonry in Distrct 1. 

All Chapters are experiencing financial problems of varying de- 
grees, from re-investing funds to a higher interest rate, to not enough 
money coming in. The single and most serious is the problems of 
outstanding dues as the report indicates. 



38 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Degree work was basically good and well executed. With the assist- 
ance of Past Principals the practice of reading work was kept well 
within tolerable limits. 

I found protocol in the District poor. It shows the need for more 
instruction in this area. I found Chapter Rooms well maintained and 
the inventory is in good condition. Attendance is a continuing problem, 
with no ready answers. There are a great number of Past Principals 
and Past Grand Chapter Officers aware of the problems and are working 
very hard to correct them, and with their assistance I am sure that 
Royal Arch Masonry will continue to prosper in the District. 

I would recommend a Life Membership program for the long range 
good of the Order. 

As my year is fast drawing to a close I can truthfully say I en- 
joyed it very much. The knowledge I have gained and the Companions 
I have met make for a rewarding experience. 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

Rt. Ex. Companion Edward S. P. Carson 

Grand Superintendent 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, William H. Sproule, Offi- 
cers and Members of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario: 

Greetings : 

It is my pleasure to submit this report of events of the past year in 
London District No. 2. Firstly, I wish to express my sincere thanks to 
the Companions of London Chapter No. 150 for their nomination and the 
Principals and Past Principals of London District for their confidence 
in electing me to represent the Grand First Principal as Grand Super- 
intendent of London District No. 2. This has been a great privilege 
for me and I express my thanks to Most Excellent Companion William 
H. Sproule for confirming the choice of this District. I have been 
highly honoured and thoroughly enjoyed the many functions and respon- 
sibilities in the District. 

One of my first responsibilities was to appoint Ex. Comp. Murray 
Muir as my Secretary. I apprecate his invaluable service and the 
sincere and capable manner in which he fully carried out all of his 
duties. I had the pleasure to appoint Rt. Ex. Comp. Burton Johnson as 
District Chairman of the Bursary Fund Committee. I also appointed 
Ex. Comp. Rev. R. Russell Gordon as District Chaplain. His faithful 
service to the District is indeed appreciated, especially his accompani- 
ment on each of my visits to remind the Companions of the District 
Divine Service. His conduct of the Service and inspiring sermon were 
of benefit to all in attendance as was the reading of the lesson by Most 
Ex. Comp. A. G. N. Bradshaw, Past Grand First Principal. 

During my Official Visits I was graciously introduced and fully 
received in a most fitting manner in each Chapter. On each of these 
Visits I had the opportuniy to address the Companions and of the many 
topics each address brought some greetings, introductions and included 
motivation to action. Also each had some education and a request for 
greater social fraternization, stressing the importance of close co-opera- 
tion and harmony with all Masonic bodies. During the course of the year 
I had the pleasure of participating in many events and presentations, 
some of which are as follows. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 39 

On Monday, May 3rd, immediately after Grand Chapter I was 
privileged to atend Beaver Chapter No. 74, Strathroy, to present a 
50- Year Royal Arch Mason Jewel to Companion Downham. 

May 26th, at my Official visit to Wawanosh Chapter No. 15, I was 
privileged to invest V. Ex. Comp. Bruce Steele with the regalia of Grand 
Master of the Third Veil. 

May 30th, accompanied by R. Ex. Comp. John Murdoch, Grand 
Scribe N., and Ex. Comp. John Portas, First Principal, we visited and 
presented two Companions who were unable to attend Chapter with 50- 
Year Royal Arch Mason Jewels, Comp. Clarence Phillips and Comp. 
Maurice Chiverton. Also a 25-Year Past Principal Jewel to Ex. Comp. 
William Newman. 

On Sept. 16th, at Nilestown Chapter No. 247, on the occasion of 
my Official Visit, I had the honour and privilege of presenting a 25- 
Year Installed First Principal's Jewel to Most Excellent Companion 
Leo J. Gent, Past Grand First Principal. 

Sept. 22nd — The District Degree Team under the direction of V. 
Ex. Comp. Lyle James conferred the H.R.A. Degree in St. John's 
Chapter No. 3 in an inspiring night for all in attendance. 

Oct. 2nd — Attended the 100th Anniversary Meeting of Prince of 
Wales Chapter No. 71, Essex, for the Grand Chapter Degree Team, 
Banquet and Dance, and a 'fog shrouded' trip home. 

Oct. 17th — District Divine Service at St. George's Presbyterian 
Church, London, followed by a reception and tea. 

Oct. 30th— Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood, Ladies' Night. On this 
same evening Comp. John Yeoman of Nilestown Chapter No. 247 
received his Distinguished Service Award. 

Feb. 19th — London District No. 2, Principals' Association meeting 
at which time I presented the Immediate Past President of the Asso- 
ciation, Ex. Comp. Sam Mitchel of Vimy Chapter No. 214, Inwood with 
his 25-Year Past Principal Jewel. And on Feb. 25th, a St. George's 
Chapter No. 5, London, where I assisted in the presentation of a 50- 
Year Jewel to V. Ex. Comp. Tom Fryer and a 25-Year Past Principal 
Jewel to Rt. Ex. Comp. Reg. Norris. 

The winter Grand Executive meeting was held in Nilestown on Feb. 
26th. This was a real honour to have one of our Chapters host this 
event with a well attended dinner and dance in the evening. 

On April 2nd, 1977, The London District No. 2 Testimonial Dinner 
and Dance was held in honour of the Most Excellent The Grand First 
Principal William H. Sproule, capping a very busy but most rewarding 
year of activities. 

At 156 Chapter meetings in the District the average attendance 
was 20 members with 4.2 visitors. We must continue to upgrade our 
meeting programs to encourage greater participation by more Com- 
panions. The 101 new candidates gave the District a healthy increase 
of 42 and attests to the excellent condition of the District and Insures 
an encouraging future. 

To all Companions of London District No. 2, I give my heartfelt 
thanks for the most generous support and gracious courtesies extended 
to me throughout the year. I would like to extend my best wishes to 
my successor and pledge my fullest cooperation and support. May he 
Great Jehovah richly bless each and every Companion and Chapter. 



40 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 

R. Ex. Comp. Arne J. Zabell 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, The Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Companions: 

It is with much pleasure that I submit my report on Capitular 
Masonry in Wilson District No. 3. 

First, I would like to thank Ex. Comp. Wm. J. Ferguson from Brant 
Chapter No. 115 for nominating me and the Principals of Wilson District 
No. 3 for acclaiming me to the office and my Secretary, Ex. Comp. Ben 
Duncan for his support. I also thank you for confirming me to this 
office. 

I have paid official visits to all Chapters in the District and a 
degree was worked at all occasion. The Work has at all times been 
done in an impressive manner. I have also made Fraternal visits to 
all the Chapters and have at all times been treated with the proper 
courtesy. 

The Royal Arch Masons, who attend Chapter in this District, are a 
friendly and dedicated group of Masons. Unfortunately, the great 
majority of members do not feel the need to attend and often we find 
that officers are also officers in other divisions of Masonry, which proves 
their dedication of our ideals, but is nevertheless a strain on other 
relationships. 

I have had the pleasure of presenting several 25 and 50-Year Jewels. 
It was an especial pleasure when the Companion honoured had been an 
active member of his Chapter. 

Ezra No. 23 has started a travelling Keystone. I hope that as this 
stone moves about the world it will initiate many new friendships as 
the transfer of the stone encourages visits and hopefully each Chapter 
will make a big occasion out of it. Ezra also had the "Saga of he Holy 
Royal Arch" shown. It proved an enjoyable and educational experience. 
Regal Chapter in Port Dover is arranging to show this film also. I 
find Royal Arch Masonry fairly steady in the District, with the worst 
problem being too many inactive members. If each Chapter would 
appoint someone to teach each candidate how to prove himself between 
degrees, a stronger bond would exist and a means of keeping more 
members active would be found. There are some who can't do the work 
but they might be good as instructors. 

After diligent search, I was unable to get a Companion to look 
after the Bursary affairs, but everyone now knows of its function. It 
would be a good thing to mention in the monthly notice once in a while, 
that we should keep track of departed Royal Arch Masons' children and 
widows. They should be told of the help available to them. This, in 
turn, will impress the Companions of the desirability of memorial dona- 
tions, bequests, etc. 

This has been an enjoyable and memorable year for me. I thank 
the Companions for their many courtesies and Rt. Ex. Comp. Jack 
Petrie for his help and support and I pledge my support to my successor. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 41 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. John W. Long 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion, Wm. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

It has been an honour and privilege to serve as your Grand Super- 
intendent of Wellington District No. 4. My sincere thanks to all Com- 
panions of Wellington Disrict No. 4 for electing me to this office, and 
to you Most Excellent Sir for confirming that election. 

Excellent Companion Robert Borland consented to act as my Secre- 
tary and accompanied me on all of my official visits. He also accom- 
panied me on most of my informal visits of which there were many. 
I thank him for his help and assistance. A very special thanks to Ex- 
cellent Companion Noel Butterworth of Halton Chapter who acted as 
my chauffeur on all of my official visits and most of the informal visits. 

Wellington District No. 4 is showing steady growth, our member- 
ship has increased and attendance is up. On one of our official visits, 
we had the pleasure of the attendance of 12 Past Grand Superintendents. 

Official Visits were made to all Chapters in the District and a 
degree was conferred on each visit. The degrees were conferred with 
dignity and sincerity. It was apparent the Companions were interested 
in fulfilling their parts. 

The Grand Superintendent was properly received on all Official 
Visits and was warmly welcomed on informal visits. 

The presentation of Royal Arch Mason certificates, Past Principals 
Jewels, and 25 Year Past Principal Jewels were just a few of the 
pleasant memories I have of this year. 

Most Excellent Sir, I could go on and on with the many joys this 
year has given me. Thank you each and every one for a wonderful 
year. 

HAMILTON DISTRICT No. 5 

R. Ex. Comp. Percy A. Barr 

Grand Superintendent 

To Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, The Grand Council, All Grand 
Chapter Officers. 

My Companions: 

I would like to take this opportunity to say a very sincere thank 
you for confirming my election as Grand Superintendent of Hamilton 
District No. 5. 

To the Principals of St. Clair for nominating me for this high 
Office. To the Members of the Principals' Association and all Princi- 
pals and Past Principals of Hamilton District No. 5 I say "Thank You". 
I was thrilled and yet very humble when I was elected to serve you as 
the representative of The Most Excellent the Grand First Principal of 
Royal Arch Masons in the Province of Ontario. 

My personal tribute goes out at this time to an outstanding mem- 
ber of Royal Arch Masons in Distric 5 in he person of Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Ralph J. Cocks who was called to the great beyond from which no 



42 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

traveller returns. May the blessing of the Most High be with him and 
his family. 

My first appointment was to Ex. Comp. Stanley Chisholm to serve 
as my Secretary and to which he has done a tremendous job. My special 
thanks, Stan. 

In District No. 5 we have had a very good year, 56 applications 
were received and processed and we had a total of 37 deaths and with- 
drawals. The withdrawals should be of concern to all of us as we take 
another look at ourselves. Are we spreading light and knowledge as 
promised in our ritual. Do we make an honest effort to curtail with- 
drawals. By assisting in the needs of others. 

This has been a year of Challenge, Opportunity, Achievement and 
Personal Satisfaction. 

The Challenge — To promote Royal Arch Masonry in the District. 

The Opportunity — To assist in spreading light and knowledge to all 
Companions. 

Achievements — This year was a year of many achievements. Dur- 
ing the past twelve months I have attended all different kinds of 
functions. In the beginning we began with a School of Instruction at 
Markham on the do's and dont's, the why's and the wherefor's of our 
Office. The Grand Executive deserve a hearty vote of thanks for all 
the time they spent to make our job run smoothly ... It must be very 
rewarding to them when business runs smoothly. 

Then we were on to Gananoque for the Dedication of the new 
Chapter Rooms and dinner and dance which was thoroughly enjoyed by 
all. 

On our return toward home the Divine Service in Campbellford was 
a service of Dedication to our Chapters. 

The Executive Meeting in Midland I was sorry to have missed but 
by the minutes it looks as though it was also a great success. 

Then on to my visitations. I visited all our Chapters in the Dis- 
trict once prior to my Official Visit. This I felt was a get to know 
each other night and it helped to relieve the tension that comes with an 
Official Visit. It helps put the First Principal at ease and lets the 
other Officers know that we are all nervous when we meet for the first 
official entrance into their Chapter. 

The Chapters all received me with dignity and grace. Their records 
are all in very good condition, one Chapter is having a hard time in get- 
ting its members out but is steadily improving. The highlight of my 
Official Visit was when we visited Caledonia and every Chapter in the 
District was represented except one and they had a previous commit- 
ment and sent their regrets. 

There were numerous other activities in the District such as Straw- 
berry Socials, Golf Tournament, Divine Service, Special Degree Team, 
(Scottish) Robbie Burns Night, 100th Anniversary of St. Clair, Ladies' 
Nights. One Ladies' Night in particular was when Seymour Lodge and 
Ancaster Chapter got together for their annual. It was a tremendous 
success and I would strongly recommend this action to other Chapters 
not only in our District but throughout Ontario. 

The personal satisfaction came from you, my Companions, as I 
made my visitations throughout the District. You were always with 
me. This has made my year. Special thanks to Very Ex. Comp. Elmer 
Zimmerman who made all but one of my Official Visits and most of my 
fraternal ones. I visited each Chapter at least 3 times and some as 
high as 5 and of St. Clair I attended all 10. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 43 

It gave me great satisfaction to be honoured in presenting several 
R.A.M. certificates. 50-Year Jewels were presented to three Companions, 
3 Twenty-Five Year Past Principals Jewels, 3 Sixty Year Numerals. To 
all these Companions once again may I congratulate you and wish that 
you may wear them for many years to come. 

In conclusion, I am looking forward to another good year in Capi- 
tular Masonry for Hamilton District No. 5. I know that the Office of 
Grand Superintendent will be capably filled and that harmony will con- 
tinue throughout our District. 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

Rt. Ex. Co |mp. Walter Neable 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion, William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 

Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of 

Ontario. 
Most Excellent Sir: 

I would like to thank Bernard Chapter, No. 146, for nominating me 
for the office of Grand Superintendent, and to all Chapters in District 
No. 6 for unanimously supporting my election. May I express my 
sincere appreciation to the Grand First Principal, M. Ex. Companion 
William Harold Sproule for confirming my election. 

The "workshop" held in Markham in early June afforded very 
valuable guidance and assistance while preparing for my Official Visits. 
Rt. Ex. Companion Frederick Conley is to be commended in arranging 
such a delicious dinner. 

As my first duty, I appointed Ex. Companion Bruce Steenson as my 
Secretary. I do appreciate the many ways he has assisted me at all 
times, and his faithfulness in accompaning me to the various Chapters. 
I wish to thank Ex. Companion Leonard Browse for willingly accepting 
the position as Chairman of the Bursary. 

Sunday, October 24, a large number of Companions from Huron 
District No. 6 attended a Divine Church Service at Knox Presbyterian 
Church, Listowel. The Minister in charge was V. Wor. Bro. The Rev- 
erend J. J. Harold Morris, Immediate Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand 
Lodge of Saskatchewan. His sermon was most inspiring. 

Elliott Chapter, Mitchell, was host to the Principals' Association, 
October 25. A well planned evening was enjoyed. Following a banquet, 
the Masonic Education Committee under the direction of Rt. Ex. Com- 
panion Ross Kercher, Ex. Companion Stan. Wheeler and Ex. Companion 
Leonard Boyce gave instructive lessons and conducted a question and 
answer period. A spring meeting is to be held, April 26, at Wingham. 
I would like to commend the Principals' Association on their splendid 
efforts. 

In spite of the severe road conditions, I was able to complete all 
my Official Visits. Many of the Chapters I have visited a second time 
and before the termination of my office, I plan to visit the remaining 
ones. I would like to congratulate each Chapter, the Degrees were 
well presented with dignity and with sincerity. I was received into 
each Chapter in the same manner and the right hand of fellowship was 
extended by all. 

I would like to thank all of the members of Bernard Chapter, No. 
146, who accompanied me on my visits and also all who attended the 
meetings. I would like to express my gratitude to Ex. Companion 
Ross Kercher for his assistance. 



44 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

As I look over the yearly reports, it is my wish that all Chapters 
will endeavour to strengthen their membership and attendance. 
Although special meetings are well attended, it would be most gratify- 
ing for the Officers if all members would make an effort to be present 
at all convocations. 

It was with a great deal of pleasure that I invested V. Ex. Com- 
panion William Cameron with his Grand Chapter Regalia as Grand 
Organist. It was also my privilege to present Companion Robert Kelly, 
Ex. Companions Matheson McGaw and William E. Thompson with their 
50-Year R.A.M. Jewels and Ex. Companion Irwin Speiran with his 
25-Year Past Principal's Jewel. 

To have represented the Grand First Principal, Most Excellent 
Companion, William H. Sproule in District No. 6 has been a highlight in 
my Masonic life and I wish to thank all for their assistance and guid- 
ance. I wish to offer congratulations and my whole hearted support 
to my successor and I trust that he will derive the same satisfaction 
from serving Huron District No. 6 that I have enjoyed. 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Allyn R. Fast 

Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, 
Grand Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of 
Ontario. 

It is a pleasant duty that I have the privilege of submitting my 
report of activities in the Niagara District No. 7, in respect to Royal 
Arch Masonry during 1977. 

To the Ruling Principals. Past Principals and Royal Arch Masons 
for their confidence in electing me as their Grand Superintendent and 
to the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, William H. Sproule, in his 
confirmation of the election and for the privilege of being his represen- 
tative in District No. 7. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. G. Floyd Hughes 
as my Secretary and Ex. Comp. Victor W. Ozol as the District Chairman 
of the Bursary Fund. Both confirmed my confidence in their ability 
and performed their duties in a capable manner. While I am reluctant 
to single an individual out for praise I feel I must bring to the atten- 
tion of Capitular Masonry, Ex. Comp. Ozol's effort to further the Bur- 
sary Fund support in our District. At his own expense, he had an in- 
formative pamphlet printed on the Bursary Fund, its aims, achievements 
and information on how we could participate. He then accompanied 
me on my visits throughout the District and gave each Scribe E. a 
sufficient number for each Companion to receive his own personal copy 
which was included with the notice. His efforts are appreciated and I 
sincerely thank him. 

The trestle board was the next official duty and in drawing it up 
the Most High must have guided my hand. Between Oct. 4th to Nov. 
9th, 1976, all Official Visits in the District were completed. It was well, 
for the "Blizzard of '77" made travel impossible and at best exceedingly 
difficult; so much so that I was unable to attend all, but three Installa- 
tion Nights, as I had planned to do. 

On my Official Visits, I was received in a very dignified manner, 
also with that measure of friendship that makes our understanding so 
complete. My first extra-curricular duty was to dedicate a leather 
bound register book to the memory of a great Mason in our District in 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 45 

the person of Ex. Comp. Penwarden. This beautifully tooled cover was 
presented to Willson Chapter No. 64 in Welland by his two sons — Rt. 
Ex. Comp. G. Douglas Penwarden and V. Ex. Comp. Bruce D. Pen- 
warden. Their father was a Past ruling officer in every York Rite 
body, as well as a fifty year member in most. I also was privileged 
to present several 25-Year Past Principals Jewels as well as Past Prin- 
cipals Jewels to my Companions and friends at the end of their suc- 
cessful year. 

To the informative Master Mason nights held which were well re- 
ceived and successful due in a large measure to Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon 
H. Stuart and the showing of the film "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". 

The work in the District is generally well done and those Chapters 
that have had a difficult time are being aided by their "neighbours" 
which demonstrates the true spirit of our fraternity. 

The District Divine Church service was held on Oct. 31st, 1976 at 
Central Avenue United Church and was fairly well attended. I was 
most pleased to have Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, the Grand Third Princi- 
pal, join us, accompanied by his most gracious wife. 

Many occasions were pleasant and rewarding, in meeting new Com- 
panions and their ladies, seeing new places and enjoying their com- 
pany. Probably the most enjoyable for my daughters was the time 
spent at Gananoque during the Dedication of their new Temple and 
the wonderful boat trip and company on it. The most rewarding for 
me was the Grand Superintendents' work shop at Markham and the 
knowledge I gained there to enable me to do my "tour of duty" in a 
more efficient manner. My thanks to the committee members who g-ave 
of their time and knowledge and particularly to Rt. Ex. Comp. F. C. 
Conley, the Grand Scribe E. for putting up with my short comings and 
the valuable assistance he gave then and many times thereafter. 

In closing, may I again thank the Companions of Niagara District ( 
No. 7, for the pleasant memories which surround the evenings we spent 
together. I have enjoyed the work, your companionship and I trust 
and know you will accord the same kindness to my successor in office. 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8 

R. Ex. Comp. Harvey J. Wilson 

Grand Superintendent 

It has been a great privilege and honour to have served as Grand 
Superintendent of Toronto District No. 8. 

I sincerely thank the Companions of King Solomon's Chapter No. 8 
for my nomination and for their support at Grand Chapter and all the 
Present and Past Principals of the District for their confidence in 
electing me to this important office, also M. Ex. Comp. William H. 
Sproule for confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Donald C. Armstrong as 
my Secretary. I will be forever grateful for the manner in which he 
has carried out his duties and still found the time to support his 
Chapter and District. 

After consultation with several Past Grand Superintendents and 
The Ruling Principals of our District, a trestle board of Official Visita- 
tions was completed and I am pleased to report that at each of these 
Official Visits I was cordially received and welcomed as were the Grand 
Chapter Officers who accompanied me on these visits. 



46 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

The Degree Work was done in the prescribed manner in each of 
our 13 Chapters and the Companions made that extra effort that makes 
a Degree impressive to the Candidate and a pleasure for all Members 
to observe. My Secretary reported to me that he found the records of 
each Chapter well kept and in good order. The Scribe E.'s of our 
District are to be commended for their efforts. 

In addition to the Official Visits I was privileged to be present at 
all the Installation and Investiture Ceremonies which took place in the 
District starting in November, 1976 and finishing in the month of 
January, 1977 and I am pleased to report that the attendance was good. 
The improved attendance I feel sure was due in part to more of our 
Chapters having their Installation in November or December instead of 
January. 

The Divine Service for the combined Districts 8 and 8A was held on 
Sunday, October 3, 1976, at St. David's Anglican Church and was well 
attended. The lessons were read by R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, our Grand 
Third Principal and R. Ex. Comp. Clarence A. Faulkner, the Grand 
Chaplain. Many thanks to R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff, the Grand 
Superintendent of Toronto District No. 8A for his co-operation in 
planning this event. 

A Chapter of Masonic Instruction and Education was held at York 
Chapter No. 62 on November 12, 1976, also at The St. Andrew and St. 
John Chapter No. 4 on February 7, 1977. Both of these evenings were 
under the direction of R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe and R. Ex. Comp. 
Wm. J. Morgan who not only presented an interesting evening to our 
District but offered their services to individual Chapters needing guid- 
ance. To these two Companions I will be forever grateful, as the results 
of their efforts took immediate effect and our District is much stronger 
because of this. 

There were a considerable number of requests for By-law changes 
in the past year but I feel that this was to be expected. Due to the 
rising costs, the Chapters had to have increased revenue in order to 
keep their books balanced. I would like to thank R. Ex. Comp. Fred 
Conley, our Grand Scribe E., for his advice and assistance in these 
changes. 

There have been numerous social evenings sponsored by the Chap- 
ters in the District and Mrs. Wilson and I had the pleasure of attending 
most of these very enjoyable evenings. This social activity contributes 
much to the well being of our Chapters, especially when the Companions 
take over the kitchen and show us how it's done. 

It has been a pleasure and an honour for me, on several occasions, 
to present 50-Year Royal Arch Mason's Jewels and 25-Year Past Prin- 
cipal's Jewels to Companions of our District who have served Royal 
Arch Masonry so well for many years. 

On November 23, 1976, The Royal Arch Mason's Welfare Committee 
of Toronto Districts 8 and 8A made a presentation in the form of a 
cheque to York Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This 
cheque was to be used to furnish an emergency room in the hospital. 
It was my pleasure to be present for this presentation and I am very 
proud of the work these Companions are doing in our Districts. 

During the past few years there were two Chapters in our District 
that required assistance from the Committee For Associate Member- 
ship and it is a pleasure for me to report that both these Chapters are 
doing very well. They continue to expand their membership and are 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 47 

doing a good job with their Degree Work. The work of this Committee 
has made the future of Royal Arch Masonry in District 8 look very 
good indeed. 

In conclusion, I would like to thank all the Companions who helped 
make my term as Grand Superintendent a very rewarding one and to my 
successor, I pledge my support. 

TORONTO DISTRICT No. 8A 

R. Ex. Comp. George Hinchliff 

Grand Superintendent 

Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Dear Sir and Most Ex. Comp.: 

The presentation of this report on the status of Royal Arch Masonry 
in Toronto District 8A, Most Excellent Sir, affords me the providential 
means of expressing my gratitude to those responsible for my nomina- 
tion and elevation to the office of Grand Superintendent of Toronto 
District 8A, and at the same time allows me to thank you for the 
confirmation of my election to the same. The appointment of Ex. 
Comp. Steve Pilcher as my Secretary proved to be a wise decision on 
my part, as this worthy Mason assisted me greatly in my efforts as your 
representative. 

In accordance with the Constitution of Grand Chapter, a meeting of 
the Ruling Principals was held at Weston Temple on May 2nd, at which 
time the dates for Official Visits and Education and Guidance meetings 
were ratified. I was most warmly and cordially received, and in my 
opening remarks stated that while 'Communication' was my keyword, 
"Know what you preach" was to be my gospel. With the assistance of 
Rt. Ex. Comp. E. K. Hogaboom and the Chairman of our Public Rela- 
tions Committee, Ex. Comp. George Johnson, who was also responsible 
for issuing three fine editions of our District Newsletter 'In The Quar- 
ries', I believe we were quite successful in the area of communication. 
Insofar as education is concerned, I presented a paper on each of my 
official visits and was fortunate in having such well informed Grand 
Chapter Officers in the persons of Rt. Ex. Comps. G. H. Stuart and 
Wm. J. Boston as Vice-Chairmen of our Education and Guidance Com- 
mittee to further enlighten our Companions. 

Highlights of my year included the well organized reception hosted 
by Peel Chapter held in your honour, Most Ex. Sir, the reception for 
Most Ex. Comp. Wm. Thomson by King Solomon Chapter in District 8, 
two visitations to Buffalo with Mt. Sinai Chapter, the Welfare Night 
and Man of the Year award presented by Mt. Sinai, the heartwarming 
reception held in my own honour by my beloved Ulster Chapter, the 
Dedication of the Temple and weekend at Gananogue and Campbellford, 
and the various Grand Chapter functions where I made new friends 
and renewed old acquaintances. 

I was sincerely welcomed on all my Official Visits, and the attend- 
ance on these occasions and on Installation Nights was gratifying. 
However, I cannot say the same for our District Divine Service, our 
first education night, or the support given by my District at Grand 
Convocation, notably at the Grand Ball. Through the strenuous efforts 
of various individuals and myself, I believe we may have reversed this 
situation, as witness the attendance at our second education night, but 
it is too early yet to tell. 



48 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Generally speaking, the standard of work in the constituent Chap- 
ters is good, although I noted a sense of complacency on at least three 
occasions. Two of our Chapters required the help of associate members. 
It should be noted that these two Chapters do not meet as often as the 
others, and as a direct result are losing touch with their membership, 
and show a lack of proficiency in degree work. Many Chapters are 
experiencing a reluctance on the part of members to take office, and I 
understand that this is prevalent throughout the Jurisdiction. One 
hears much about the formation of special degree teams, and the idea 
has some merit if applied in a geographical sense, bearing in mind the 
possible conflict of meetings. I would recommend that the First 
Principals of the Chapters (5) meeting at Port Credit, Streetsville, 
Brampton, Mimico and Renforth Temples get together and form at 
lease two teams for each degree with the Ruling Principals of the host 
Chapter acting as presiders in the appropriate degree. Similarly, the 
Chapters (5) meeting at Weston, Davenport and Annette St. could 
join forces, leaving the Chapters (4) meeting at Thorncliffe and Rich- 
mond Hill to formulate their teams. This action, Most Ex. Sir, would 
or should show a marked improvement in ritualistic proficiency, im- 
press our candidates, improve intervisitations and relieve the pressure 
on the Ruling Principals, allowing them to concentrate more on the 
acquisition of new members and the general improvement of their 
respective Chapters. 

Contributions to Grand Chapter Bursary Fund increased dramati- 
cally due to the outstanding efforts of Ex. Comp. John Kline and Ex. 
Comp. Robt. Rigby who issued a fine informative leaflet to the whole 
district enclosing it with all summonses. The Companions once again 
were involved in various Welfare activities, and the Ruling Principals' 
Association is as strong as it ever was. 

In closing, Most Ex. Sir, I would recognize the assistance given to 
me by our Grand Scribe E., Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley, throughout the 
year, thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Harvey Wilson, Grand Superintendent, 
District 8, for his company on different occasions, and all Companions 
for their kindness on what proved to be a most pleasurable and wonder- 
ful experience. 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 

R. Ex. Comp. G. W. Campbell 

Grand Superintendent 

Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

I respectfully submit my report on Capitular Masonry in Georgian 
District No. 9. 

I would be remiss if I did not first thank my sponsors and those 
who supported me wholeheartedly on my election to this high and im- 
portant office in Grand Chapter and also my sincere appreciation to 
Most Excellent Companion William Sproule for his confirmation of 
same. My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. George Styles 
as my Secretary who has done an excellent job in keeping my corres- 
pondence in order and up to date. 

At the District Meeting held at Manitou Chapter, Collingwood 
on May 28th, 1976 the dates for my Official Visits were confirmed. The 
first of the dates confirmed was Parry Sound Seguin Chapter, June 4th, 
and finishing with Manitou Chapter, Collingwood, on January 28th, 1977. 
My thanks to Manitou Chapter for hosting the District Meeting. 



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All Official Visits of Chapters were adhered to except Owen Sound, 
which I had to postpone until the month of November because of 
another appointment I unadvoidably had to keep. 

All Chapters conferred a degree which the work was done to a 
great calibre of skill and perfection. I also found that all Chapters 
were in capable hands and that the future seems promising. 

After the official work of the evening, I gave a short educational 
talk along with slides in some Chapters of my recent trip to Israel — 
basically, on the "Dome of the Rock" which is the original site of King 
Solomon's Temple. I also had the pleasure of presenting each Chapter 
with a small keystone brought from King Solomon's Quarries. This 
was mounted on a large wooden keystone and a suitably engraved 
plaque to commemorate the occasion. A number of invitations were 
extended to show slides and movies on special nights. This was no doubt 
the highlight of the visitations. 

On my Official Visit to Kichikewana Chapter, Midland, I had the 
honour of presenting the Very Excellent Apron Sash and Collar to Very 
Ex. Comp. V. Newman, who was appointed Grand Outer Guard. Fifty 
Year Jewel was presented to Comp Hirlehey who is in the Commer 
Nursing Home and is quite well. Other 50 Year Jewels were presented 
to Rt. Ex. Comu. D. R. Davidson of Amabel Chapter and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
R. Wilson of Kichikewana Chapter. V. Ex. Comp. Elden French of 
Kichikewana Chapter was presented with a 25 Year Past Principal's 
Jewel. 

In summing up, it has been a very busy, rewarding and delightful 
year. The highlight, of course, was the trip my wife and I had to the 
Holy Land which enabled me to share and bring a real Masonic message 
to my Companions, Brethren and friends, which I know in my heart 
has brought me close to the Companions and Brethren in all Masonic 
circles. 

At the Installation of Officers at Signet Chapter in February, I 
had the pleasure of acting as Installing Z. During the proceedings, 
along with visitors from sister Chapters, I had the honour of installing 
my brother, Ex. Comp. Frank Campbell, to the First Principal's Chair. 
This was indeed a rare opportunity. 

My many thanks to all those who assisted and travelled with me, 
especially to my Secretary, Ex. Comp. George Styles, for his untiring 
efforts in assisting me. A Special 'Thanks' also goes to all Grand 
Chapter Officers for, without their guidance and assistance, my year 
would not have been as rewarding. 

To my Successor, may I extend hearty congratulations on his 
appointment. May he receive the warm welcome and co-operative 
support which was so sincerely extended to me. I sincerely pledge 
to him my genuine support along with the wish that his year be as 
rewarding as mine. 

ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 10 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Jack G. Magee 
Grand Superintendent 

Most Ex. Companion W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

It has indeed been an honour and a privilege to serve as the Grand 
Superintendent of Ontario District No. 10. My sincere thanks to the 



50 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Companions of Pentalpha Chapter No. 28, Oshawa, for their nomination 
and to all the Companions of Ontario District No. 10 in electing me as 
the personal representative of the Most Excellent the Grand First 
Principal. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to you, Most 
Excellent Sir, in your confirmation. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Robert Temperton as my 
Secretary. He accompanied me on all my official and fraternal visits 
performing his duties in a most capable and efficient manner. This 
faithful support, interest and encouragement has made my term of 
office most enjoyable. 

I also appointed Ex. Comp. Russell Flutter as District Chaplain and 
Ex. Comp. Frank Manos as District Bursary Chairman. I wish to thank 
them for their support and willingness to assume these responsibilities. 

The reception afforded myself and my Secretary on our visitations 
throughout District No. 10 was on all occasions warm, friendly and 
respectful of Grand Chapter. 

I have officially visited all eleven Chapters in District No. 10 and 
on all occasions a degree was conferred by the members of their re- 
spective Chapters. On all my Official Visits I encouraged every 
Companion to meet and support me at my next visitation and as a 
result I received great support from most Chapters of my District. 

I attended the following Installations accompanied by my Secretary, 
Ex. Comp. R. Temperton and a faithful following of Companions from 
our district: Pentalpha No. 28, Oshawa; Keystone No. 35, Whitby; 
Palestine No. 249, Bowmanville (same night as Ionic No. 168, Camp- 
bellford); King Darius No. 134, Cannington; Midland No. 94, Lindsay; 
St. Johns No. 48, Cobourg and Corinthian No. 36, Peterborough. 

At this time in my term of office it has been my privilege to present 
four 25 Year Past Principals' Jewels and one 50 Year Royal Arch 
Mason Jewel to the following dedicated and worthy Companions of 
Royal Arch Masonry in District No. 10: Rt. Ex. Comp. Harry Ewing, 
Warkworth Chapter No. 110, Warkworth; Very Ex. Comp. George Mc- 
Combe, Midland Chapter No. 94, Lindsay; Ex. Comp. Spencer, Excelsior 
Chapter No. 45, Colborne; Ex. Comp. Harold Tonkin, Pentalpha Chapter 
No. 28, Oshawa. 

I also presented Very Excellent Companion Robert Mark of Midland 
Chapter No. 94, Lindsay, with his regalia after his appointment as 
Grand Steward. A 50 Year Royal Arch Mason Jewel was presented to 
Comp. Fred Hinchley of King Darius Chapter No. 134, Cannington. 

It was indeed a pleasure for myself and my wife, Edith, to have 
the opportunity of attending Ladies' Nights at Ionic Chapter No. 168, 
Campbellford; Pentalpha No. 28, Oshawa and Keystone No. 35, Whitby. 
Each function was well organized, well attended and most successful. 

The Divine Service for Ontario District No. 10 was held on Oct. 
24, 1976 at Northminster United Church, Oshawa and was a success 
inspite of adverse weather conditions. 

I am very happy to report that we now have a very strong, active, 
organized Principals' Association in Ontario District No. 10. The 
Association held a well attended corn roast for the Companions and 
their ladies at the home of Ex. Comp. George Finnie of St. John's 
Chapter, Cobourg. 

The Installation Ceremony at St. John's No. 48, Cobourg, was con- 
ducted by the Principals' Association of District No. 10 under the 
direction of Ex. Comp. Box. The work was excellent as presented by 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 51 

the various Companions representing all the Chapters of the District. 
It is my sincere wish that this body will be again utilized in future 
years. 

In closing, I would like to express my sincere thanks to all those 
Companions who supported me in my term of office, extend my best 
wishes to my successor and pledge my support and co-operation. 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

Rt. Ex. Comp. James H. York 

Grand Superintendent 

To the M. Ex. The Grand First Principal and The Grand Chapter of 
Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

I submit my report on the condition of Royal Arch Masonry in 
Prince Edward District No. 11. 

I would first like to thank the Principals and Past Principals of 
Prince Edward Chapter No. 31 for proposing me for this high office. 
To the Principals of the District for supporting my nomination and to 
M. Ex. Comp. W. Sproule for confirming my election to this high 
office, I offer my sincere thanks. 

My first request on accepting this high office was for the support 
of my predecessors, the Past and Present Principals of the District. 
This has been given unstintingly throughout the year. 

I had the pleasure of appointing Ex. Comp. J. N. Gray as my 
Secretary. He has accompanied me on all official as well as casual 
visits, and has done a very efficient job throughout the year. 

I appointed Ex. Comp. C. Brummell as Bursary Chairman. Rt. Ex. 
Comp. L. Hagerman as Public Relations Committee Chairman. Comp. 
Rev. R. Jones consented to act as District Chaplain. Rt. Ex. Comp. 
E. L. Godman was appointed Masonic Education Chairman for the 
District. All committee chairmen carried out their duties in a very 
satisfactory manner. 

My Official Visits were carried out as per schedule except for one 
to Presqu'ile Chapter No. 144, Brighton, for this visit I am indebted to 
Rt. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman who acted on my behalf. I was unable to 
attend due to a death in my family. 

During all my visits I was received with dignity and respect at all 
times as the representative of the Grand First Principal. After being 
received in the East, the Travelling Triangle was placed on the Volume 
of the Sacred Law by my Secretary, Ex. Comp. John N. Gray, on each 
visit. Degrees were conferred on each visit in a dignified and efficient 
manner. Ex. Comp. J. N. Gray examined the books, records, etc., and 
forwarded any comments on above in writing to me before I made any 
comment at each meeting. I have on a number of occasions suggested 
to Chapters that they form a degree team and let the Craft Lodges 
know they are available to confer degrees in the Craft Lodges, pre- 
ferably the third degree, but any degree would be acceptable. In this 
manner interest might be generated in Royal Arch Masonry. The above 
has been done in some Chapters and I am looking forward to attending 
one or two more before my term of office ends in April. I highly 
recommend this practice with a short talk on R.A.M. in general. I think 
it enhances our image in the ground we must cultivate to get member- 
ship and interest. It has been the practice in some of our Craft Lodges 
when a member who is a R.A.M. is to be installed as W.M. all R.A.M. 
line up in the west, about turn after recognizing the W.M. and a spokes- 



52 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

man says a few words of congratulations on his having been thought 
worthy enough to be placed in the chair of K. S. This also keeps 
R.A.M. in the picture and in the minds of all members present. 

Attendance seems to be on the upswing at regular Convocations as 
is enthusiasm. Attendance could improve still more and I believe the 
forming of degree teams to work degrees in Craft Lodges on invitation, 
with the right talk and comments afterwards will help R.A.M. generally. 

During the past year I had the pleasure in conjunction with M. Ex. 
Comp. F. W. D. Welham of presenting a Fifty Year R.A.M. Jewel to 
Comp. A. McGlachan and a twenty-five Past Principal's Jewel to V. Ex. 
Comp. S. Lennox, both of Moira Chapter No. 7, on May 4, 1976. 

I presented a Twenty-Five Year Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. 
W. C. Hageboom of Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 44 on June 16, 1976. 

A Fifty Year R.A.M. Jewel was presented to Comp. C. Macllrath 
by Rt. Ex. Comp. C. Faulkner and myself in Quinte Friendship Chapter 
No. 227 on November 8, 1976. 

At Prince Edward Chapter No. 31 I asked V. Ex. Comp. P. Hodson 
to present a Twenty-Five Year Past Principal's Jewel to Ex. Comp. G. 
Ackerman. Due to his wife's prolonged illness he has been unable to 
attend for some time. I was very honoured at the banquet table on 
November 15, 1976, when M. Ex. Comp. B. H. Smith presented me with 
a replica of the keystone. It was a great surprise and a most pleasant 
one to be honoured by a great Mason and a man I greatly respect for 
his activity in and out of Masonry. Also for his continuing assistance 
to me especially this year. 

I expect to have the privilege of presenting a Past Principal's Jewel 
to Ex. Comp. W. Batchelor of Moira Chapter No. 7 in the near future, 
also a Sixty-Year Numeral to Comp. F. Hinchey also of Moira Chapter 
No. 7. 

I attended the School of Instruction for Grand Superintendents at 
Markham on June 5, 1976, and attended the Dedication Service at Leeds 
Chapter No. 132, in Gananoque, on September 18, 1976. 

Ionic Chapter No. 168 Campbellford Divine Service celebrating the 
Centennial of Campbellford on October 23, 1976. On October 24, 1976, 
a Divir^e Service in the Temple, Mt. Nebo Chapter No. 76. I intend to 
attend the Dedication Service at Carleton Chapter No. 16, Ottawa on 
March 26, 1977. 

Prince Edward District No. 11, Divine Service was held on October 
3, 1976, at 7:30 p.m., in the Temple, Prince Edward Chapter No. 31, 
Picton. A number of Companions, my Secretary and myself taking 
part in the service. 

I invited a number of Jamaican workers who sang "Amazing 
Grace" in Jamaican. They were most impressed with the regalia and 
enthusiasm at the Service. I have received a letter of thanks for 
inviting them from their lead hand. 

The service was under the direction of Comp. R. Jones, District 
Chaplain, and was very well attended by a good number of non-masons 
and their families as well as a very satisfactory number of R.A.M. 

Although not a R.A.M. the D.D.G.M. Prince Edward District, R. 
Wor. Bro. L. Wight was present and recognized. He wore formal regalia 
and his presence was appreciated. 

The collection from the Divine Service in the amount of $100.00 
was donated to the Grand Chapter Bursary Fund. 



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I hope to attend Lodge No. 227, Brampton, April 18, 1977, when 
M. Ex. Comp. W. Sproule is placed in the chair of K. S. 

I am looking forward to District No. 11 Ladies' Night on April 
2, 1977. In addition to official visits I visited all Chapters in the 
District three or more times. I also attended most installations. 

In conclusion I have a strong feeling that R.A.M. will continue 
to improve in this District in all respects. 

It has been an interesting and rewarding year and one I will 
remember and cherish all my life. I would like to offer my full sup- 
port to my successors and to R.A.M. in general in the coming years. 

My thanks also to Rt. Ex. Comp. V. McMurray for getting me 
started off in the right direction at the start of the year. 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Ralph L. Gostlin 

Grand Superintendent 

To the M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, the Grand First Principal, 
I submit the following report on Royal Arch Masonry as found 
in my official travels, visitations and communications through- 
out St. Lawrence District No. 12. 

First, my sincere thanks to the Past Principals of Ancient 
Frontenac and Cataraqui Chapter No. 1 for nominating me for the 
high office of District Grand Superintendent and to the Past Prin- 
cipals' Association for supporting that nomination, also to M. Ex. 
Comp. William H. Sproule for confirming my election. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Walter C. 
Warmington as Secretary and who in this capacity has carried out 
his duties in a most efficient manner. He has accompanied me on 
all my visitations and has been a tower of strength throughout the 
year. His support was very much appreciated. 

I also wish to put on record my thanks to all those Companions 
who took time to accompany me from time to time on my visitations. 

After my investiture, a District meeting was held on May 27th, 
1976 at Brockville, Ontario, and a proposed program for the season 
discussed and an election of officers for the Past Principals' Association 
held, the following members being elected: President, Ex. Comp. T. A. 
(Burt) Irwin, Covenant Chapter No. 113, Cornwall; Vice-President, 
Ex. Comp. Lawrence 0. Walker, Grenville Chapter No. 22, Prescott; 
Bursary Committee, Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Forbes, Maitland Chapter 
No. 68, Kemptville; Masonic Education, Rt. Ex. Comp. T. A. (Gus) 
Parkin, Sussex-St. Lawrence, Chapter No. 59, Brockville; Membership, 
Ex. Comp. G. B. (Bert) Carley, Sussex-St. Lawrence Chapter No. 59, 
Brockville. 

After the summer vacation, the first event was the Dedication of 
Leeds Chapter No. 132 Rooms at Gananoque, Ontario, on September 
18th, 1976. Most of the Grand Chapter Officers, Present and Past 
attended, as well as many Companions. The Lodge rooms were packed. 
The Dedication was followed by a boat cruise and lunch on the St. 
Lawrence River, following the cruise a Grand Dinner and Dance was 
held. A District Church Service was held the next morning and was 
well attended. 

I was kindly and graciously received by all Chapters in my District 
as befitted the representative of the Grand First Principal. 



54 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

The degree work was fairly well presented in most of the Chapters 
but I do feel that some are forced to depend too much on past officers 
Men who know the ritual so well that they are inclined to rhyme it 
off too fast and with no expression. What this District needs is new 
blood, younger men, in most of the Chapters, and a willingness on the 
part of the older members to step aside and encourage the new members 
to participate. We also need more social functions in order to make 
Royal Arch Masonry more attractive to belong to, not just a stepping 
stone to the Shrine. 

I feel it my duty to report that two of our Chapters in District No. 
12, Grenville Chapter No. 22, Prescott, and Maitland Chapter No. 68, 
Kemptville, are badly in need of new or updated accommodations. If we 
are to attract and hold the loyalty of new candidates we must provide 
more adequate and comfortable surroundings. 

I have presented the Fifty Year Jewels sent to me whenever w( 
could get the Veterans to attend Chapter, but when they were not well 
or too far away, we mailed them. 

The last Chapter Convocation I was permitted to attend was the 
Dedications of the Royal Arch Rooms at Ottawa. This was a very 
impressive ceremony, the same as it was in Gananoque, followed by a 
lovely dinner and dance, a most enjoyable weekend, ending with Divine 
Service on Sunday morning in Ottawa. 

It has been a privilege, an honour and a pleasure to have served 
Capitular Masonry as Grand Superintendent during 1976-77 and I 
pledge my support to my successor and the Craft in the future. 



OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Frank A. Simpson 
Grand Superintendent 

To the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

In submiting this report, I would first thank the Present and 
Past Principals of the Ottawa District for the confidence they have 
placed in me by electing me to represent our Grand First Principal in 
this District, and to M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, for confirming 
my election as Grand Superintendent. 

My first official duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. Meirion Griffiths 
as Secretary to the Grand Superintendent. If you want a job well 
done then find the man who is very busy and it will be done. Ex. 
Comp Griffiths not only did a great job as my Secretary but also 
was an inspiration and a great help in carrying out my duties as 
the Grand Superintendent. 

My second appointments were to appoint Rt. Ex. Comp. Clifford 
J. Meunier as the Chairman of the District Bursary Committee, and 
Rt. Ex. Comp. William T. Bradley as Chairman of the District Public 
Relations Committee. Both these Rt. Ex. Companions have done much to 
advance Royal Arch Masonry within this District, and during their 
term of office have visited all Chapters within this District and have 
given several short talks to the Companions of the Chapters on the 
various aspects dealing with Royal Arch Masonry. Rt. Ex. Comp. 
Cliff. Meunier has beein a tower of strength in convincing the 
Chapters to support the Grand Chapter Bursary Fund. There were 
seven applications from this District for Bursaries. 

In the month of June we in this District were very fortunate 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 55 

in having Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart visit Prince of Wales 
Chapter in Perth with the film "The Saga of The Holy Royal Arch" 
at that time there were 35 Master Masons in attendance which is 
considered as a very large group to attend such a night. From this 
evening several Master Masons have since made application to join 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

During my Official Visits to the 12 Chapters within this District 
I was very well received as the representative of the Most Excellent 
the Grand First Principal. On each visit I was attended by a large 
group of Past Grand Chapter Officers and Ruling First Principals 
as well as a large group of Past Principals and Companions, to whom 
I wish to thank them for their kind support. I found that the work 
in general was very well done and the dignity with which the various 
Degrees were presented was certainly a credit to the high ideals of 
Royal Arch Masonry. 

Generally within this District Masonry is now on the up swing 
and many Chapters are having quite an increase in applications for 
membership within the Chapters. This may be due to the Officers of 
the various Chapters expounding the beneficience of Royal Arch 
Masonry to the Brother Master Masons. 

On October 23-24 Ottawa Chapter No. 222 had the pleasure of a 
visit from the Royal Arch Chapters in Syracuse and Mexico City, 
New York. They had with them the Deputy Grand High Priest for 
the State of New York as well as the District Deputy Grand High 
Priest of New York Capitular District No. 20. I attended on the 
instructions of the Grand First Principal as he was not available at 
that time. The Ottawa Chapter conferred the M.E.M. degree for the 
Companions from New York. A very successful dinner and dance 
followed the afternoon session. On the 24th all Companions attended 
a Divine Service at Knox Presbyterian Church and Rt. Ex. Comp. 
K. Colburn read the lesson. Rt. Ex. Comp. K. Colburn is the Deputy 
Grand High Priest for the State of New York and prior to this being 
published in the Annual Proceedings will be the Grand High Priest 
of the State of New York. 

During my term of Office I have had three District Meetings 
as well as having visited all Chapters within this District on several 
occasions other than the Official Visits. I have attended the Grand 
First Principal on many of his official functions, as well as attending 
both Grand Executive Meetings. We in this District are looking 
forward to the visit of the Most Excellent Grand First Principal 
and other Members of Grand Chapter to the Dedication of the 
Chapter Rooms in the new Ottawa Masonic Temple on the 26th of 
March, 1977. At that time there will be the second Royal Arch Ball 
to be held during my term of office. 

Many of the Chapters in the District have had nights where 
they have had their Ladies attend in order to show slides of the 
Holy Land which were presented by Ex. Comp. Virgil Garrett who 
was on the trip to the Holy Land during last year's tour. These 
slides are of great interest to the Ladies and the Companions. 

During my term of office I have had the pleasure to present on 
behalf of Grand Chapter, a Sixty Year Bar to V. Ex. Comp. Wm. 
Pescod of Ottawa Chapter No. 222; Fifty Year Royal Arch Jewels 
to V. Ex. Comp. Ed. Young of Kitchener Chapter No. 210, and to 
Comps. John Henderson and William Old of Ottawa Chapter No. 
222; a Twenty-Five Year Past Principal's Jewel to V. Ex. Comp. 
A. G. Humphries of Ottawa Chapter No. 222. 



56 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

With my term of office fast drawing: to a close I would thank 
all the Companions of this District for the support they have so 
generously given to me. I would also thank Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred 
C. Conley and the other Officers of the Grand Chapter for their 
help in making this a most profitable year for me as the Grand 
Superintendent. In conclusion I must add that working with Most 
Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule has been exciting and very reward- 
ing. We in Royal Arch Masonry are indeed fortunate to have 
such a person as our Grand First Principal. 

To my successor I wish him a very satisfying year and pledge 
my wholehearted support. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted. 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. Carl A. Hellstrom 
Grand Superintendent 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Dear Sir and M. Ex. Comp. Sproule: 

I respectfully submit the report on my actions, observations and 
findings during my term as Grand Superintendent of District No. 14. 

My thanks to the Officers of District No. 14, who nominated and 
elected me to replace the duly nominated candidate for the Office of 
Grand Superintendent of District No. 14, who, at the last moment 
suffered a relapse of an earlier illness and was unable to fill the posi- 
tion of D.G.S. I also express my humble thanks to you, Most Excellent 
Sir, for confirming my election to the exalted Office of Grand Superin- 
tendent of District No. 14. 

My first official function was to appoint Ex. Comp. W. A. Cheetham 
as my Secretary, Comp. Rev. T. F. Moore as my Chaplain, R. Ex. Comp. 
C. J. Miller, P.D.G.S., as District Public Relations Chairman, R. Ex. 
Comp. C. L. Collins, P.D.G.S., as District Membership Committee Chair- 
man and Ex. Comp. C. A. Bangs as District Chairman of the Bursary 
Fund. 

As District No. 14 is very large in area and the travel distances 
great, it was later decided to split the district into two sections for 
Public Relations — Eastern and Western. R. Ex. Comp. C. J. Miller, 
P. D.G.S. is Public Relations Chairman of the Eastern section and R. 
Ex. Comp. D. J. Argent, P. D.G.S., is Public Relations Chairman of the 
Western section. This will improve the workings of the Public Relations 
Committees as the shorter distances to travel should improve the 
attendance at instructional sessions. 

The degree work in most of the Chapters was excellent. After the 
degree work I gave a short summary of the M.M.M. degree. 

I was received in every Chapter with dignity and genuine friendship. 
At all the Chapters my Official Visit was preceeded by an excellent 
dinner. The Reports of my Official Visits give a detailed account of 
the records and standings of the Chapters. 

In Atikokan I had the opportunity to visit two old-time Companions 
who were incapacitated. One in the hospital and one in his home. Ex. 
Comp. E. I. Swanbergson drove me around on these visits. 

My sincere thanks to Ex. Comp. Clarence Bangs, First Principal 
of Fort William Chapter No. 140, who accompanied me on three of my 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 57 

official visits outside Thunder Bay. He helped me out as relief driver 
and acted as my Secretary. The work-schedule of my appointed Secre- 
tary prevented him from accompanying me on my official visits out- 
side Thunder Bay city. 

On the evening of November 3rd, 1976, I had the honour and plea- 
sure of presenting Companion J. W. Wellington with a Jewel com- 
memorating his 50 years as a Royal Arch Mason. I was accompanied 
on the visit to his home by the First Principal, Scribe E. and a V. Ex. 
Comp. of Shuniah Chapter No. 82. 

On February 7th, 1977, a Jewel was forwarded to Companion F. R. 
Moore in Coquitlam, B.C., congratulating him on his 50 years as a Royal 
Arch Mason. 

On February 17th, 1977, a Jewel was forwarded to V. Ex. Companion 
Thomas Bonthron in Port Dover, Ont., congratulating him on his 25th 
anniversary as Past First Principal. 

On Saturday, November 20th, 1976, Officers and Members of 
Shuniah Chapter No. 82 travelled to Geraldton for a Field-day bringing 
a truckload of Chapter paraphernalia. The three degrees in Royal Arch 
Masonry were conferred. There were 7 candidates for the M.M.M. 
degree, 9 for the M.E.M. degree and 10 for the Royal Arch degree. 

As most of the Shuniah Chapter members from the Geraldton 
District had not taken part in the reception of a District Grand Super- 
intendent, the First Principal, a former resident of Geraldton, requested 
that I make this trip an Official Visit to Shuniah Chapter. Our Com- 
panions in Geraldton were impressed with the ceremony of receiving 
a D.G.S. 

The interest in Royal Arch Masonry is very great in Geraldton 
and our members there would like to start a Chapter of their own. 
There was a preliminary discussion about the procedure and financial 
arrangements necessary for the institution of a Royal Arch Chapter. A 
certified sanction of Shuniah Chapter in support of their application 
for a Warrant of Constitution would have to be obtained before further 
action can be taken. 

The average attendance record of the Chapters is deceiving, as a 
considerable number of members are residing a long distance from 
their Chapters, some more than 250 miles. However, the attendance 
of members residing close to their Chapters could be greatly improved. 
I would like to see more Master Masons Nights and other social events 
arranged. This should help to increase the interest in Capitular 
Masonry. 

As the District is spread out over a large area, the distances the 
Grand Superintendent has to travel on his Official Visits are great. 
With the transportation costs steadily rising, these costs can be reduced 
by arranging a "Circle Tour". This would mean that the Official 
Visits must be made in one week, starting on Monday and ending on 
Saturday. (The D.G.S. could take a week's holidays). It would reduce 
the travel mileage by approximately 1,075 to 1,735 miles, depending on 
which Chapter the Grand Superintendent is a member of. Dispensation 
to hold the Convocations on irregular days would have to be obtained. 
Any dates conflicting with Craft Lodges, or other organizations, could 
be settled by exchange of dates. I am enclosing a Table and a Map 
outlining the "Circle Tour" idea. 

The general outlook for Royal Arch Masonry in Algoma District 
No. 14 is good. The membership as of Dec. 31st, 1976 is up by about 
2.4 r /r over December 31st, 1975. 



58 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

My term as Grand Superintendent of District No. 14 is drawing 
to a close and I express my sincere thanks to the Officers who acted 
as Chairmen of the various Committees. 

To my successor I offer good wishes and, "I will support you in 
all your lawful undertakings." 

Most Excellent Sir, it has been an honour and privilege to serve 
as your representative in District No. 14. My knowledge of Capitular 
Masonry has increased greatly. It was an unforgetable experience. 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. Reg. B. Bizley 

Grand Superintendent 

Most Excellent Companion W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve New Ontario District 
No. 15 as Grand Superintendent. I sincerely thank the Companions of 
Algonquin Chapter No. 102 for their nomination and the Principals 
and Past Principals of New Ontario District No. 15 for their confidence 
in electing me to represent the Grand First Principal. To Most Excel- 
lent Companion William Harold Sproule for confirming my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Companion John Powell as my 
Secretary. I am sincerely grateful for the manner in which he carried 
out his duties and assisted me in the work involved in the district. 

During my visits to the Chapters throughout the District I was 
received with dignity and cordiality and was most impressed with 
the work of the evening. 

I would be remiss if I didn't thank Most Ex. Companion William 
S. Thomson, Rt. Ex. Companion Aube L. Weisman, Rt. Ex. Companion 
Frederick Scott for attending a meeting at Espanola Chapter No. 
257 on November 16, 1976 for the purpose of trying to keep the 
Chapter active. Your presence and assistance was greatly appre- 
ciated by both Espanola Chapter and myself. 

Espanola Chapter is still having difficulties and I will be making 
my Official Visit in April, 1977. 

Of the four Chapters in the District three have very good 
prospects. 

I would like to thank all those Companions who helped make my 
term as Grand Superintendent a very happy and rewarding one, and a 
special thanks to all the Ruling Principals and The Scribes E. for their 
assistance and friendship. 

To my successor, I offer my congratulations and extend my support. 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 

R. Ex. Comp. L. H. Netherton 

Grand Superintendent 

I wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the Companions 
of Temiskaming District for the honour conferred on me in electing 
me to the office of Grand Superintendent and also my appreciation to 
Most Excellent Comp. W. H. Sproule for his confirmation of my election. 

My first duty was to appoint Ex. Comp. A. E. Minard as my Secre- 



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tary. I am grateful for the efficient manner in which he carried out 
his duties and for the help he gave me on all my visits in the District. 

The Grand Superintendent's Workshop held at Markham in June 
was extremely worthwhile. It gave answers to many questions and 
gave me valuable information on Capitular Masonry to pass on to the 
Companions of the District. 

Several meetings were held with the District Principals and Chair- 
men of Education Committees. Meetings such as this are invaluable to 
exchange ideas on membership, attendance, ritual, etc. 

On my Official Visits, I was formally received with warm cordiality 
and dignity. All Chapters either conferred or exemplified a degree, 
except for one Chapter where it was necessary to have them confer a 
degree at a later date. I also had the pleasure of being present at the 
Installation of Officers of every Chapter in the District. 

If one were to select a highlight in one's year as Grand Superin- 
tendent, I would choose the happy occasion I had of presenting R. Ex. 
Comp. C. P. (Charlie) Ramsay with his 50 Year Past First Principal's 
Jewel. I had the pleasure of presenting 25 Year Past First Principal's 
Jewels to V. Ex. Comp. J. M. Martin and R. Ex. Comp. A. E. Humphries. 
I also had the privilege of presenting 50 Year Royal Arch Mason's 
Jewels to Comps. H. Briden and J. Mortensen and extend congratu- 
lations to recipients — Comps. E. H. King, R. S. Maxwell and R. Ex. 
Comp. J. Beattie. All these presentations were a double pleasure in 
that they are all members of my Chapter — Northern Lights. 

A successful District Meeting was held. The object of the meeting 
was to bring out members who had not attended Chapter for some time. 
This was a Saturday afternoon meeting and although the attendance 
was good, the more distant Chapters were hampered by the worst snow 
storm of the year. However, we did have an excellent attendance of 
Companions' wives at the dinner. 

I wish to thank the Principals of Temiskaming District for their 
co-operation and enthusiasm for Capitular Masonry. To the Companions 
of Temiskaming District who have made it possible for me to have held 
this high office — I thank you. And to my successor, I extend my con- 
gratulations, best wishes and support. 



60 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE — CHAPTERS 

To the M. Ex. The Grand Z., Officers and Members of the Grand 
Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada, in the Province of Ontario. 

No. Name of Chapter Charges Dr. Cr. 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui .... $ 362.25 — 

2 The Hiram 308.50 $ 2.00 

3 St. John's, London 220.00 $ 119.00 

4 St. Andrew's & St. John 182.60 6.70 

5 St. George's 451.00 2.00 

6 St. John's, Hamilton 348.00 6.20 

7 The Moira 355.00 3.00 

8 King Solomon's 354.00 .50 

15 Wawanosh 409.00 133.20 

16 Carleton 815.00 59.00 

18 Oxford 326.00 4.00 

19 Mount Moriah 424.50 161.50 

20 Mount Horeb 155.00 13.20 

22 Grenville 60.80 51.20 

23 Ezra 248.00 1.00 

24 Tecumseh 277.00 29.00 

26 St. Mark's 194.00 — 

27 Manitou 244.00 8.60 

28 Pentalpha 472.50 80.65 

29 McCallum 182.50 .50 

30 Huron 291.50 3.42 

31 Prince Edward 259.00 10.00 

32 Waterloo 379.00 3.00 

34 Signet 248.00 17.00 

35 Keystone, Whitby 247.80 3.00 

36 Corinthian 784.00 1.00 

37 Victoria, Port Hope 188.80 .10 

40 Guelph 348.00 2.00 

41 Harris 166.00 1.00 

44 Mount Sinai, Napanee 218.00 1.00 

45 Excelsior 95.00 3.00 

46 St: James 134.00 63.00 

47 Wellington 307.00 2.00 

48 St. John's, Cobourg 49.00 — 

53 Bruce 105.00 1.00 

54 Palestine, St. Thomas 792.00 71.00 

55 Niagara 198.50 1.70 

56 Georgian 115.00 3.00 

57 King Hiram 242.00 10.00 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 693.00 2.00 

61 Granite 147.00 1.00 

62 York 192.00 96.00 

63 Havelock 149.00 4.00 ' 

64 Wilson 214.00 — 

66 The Malloch 54.60 54.00 

67 Enterprise 200.80 16.80 

68 Maitland 153.00 5.05 

69 Grimsby 190.00 12.50 

71 Prince of Wales, Essex 242.00 1.75 

72 Keystone, Stirling 131.00 6.00 

73 Erie 229.50 .50 

74 Beaver, Strathroy 117.50 4.00 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 61 

No. Name of Chapter 

75 St. Clair, Milton 

76 Mount Nebo 

77 Occident 

78 Minnewawa 

79 Orient 

80 Ark 

81 Aylmer 

82 Shuniah 

83 Ionic, Orangeville 

84 Lebanon, Wingham 

88 MacNabb 

90 Golden 

91 Toronto-Antiquity 

94 Midland 

95 Tuscan 

102 Algonquin 

103 St. John's, North Bay 

104 White Oak 

110 Warkworth 

112 St. John's, Morrisburg 

113 Covenant 

114 Bonnechere 

115 Brant 

116 Maple 

117 Kitchener 

119 King Cyrus, Leamington 

129 Elliott 

130 Chantry 

131 Amabel 

132 Leeds 

133 St. Francis 

134 King Darius 

135 Succoth 

138 Shekinah 

140 Fort William 

143 Glengarry 

144 Presqu'ile 

145 The St. Patrick 

146 Bernard 

147 Lucknow 

148 St. John's, Vanleek Hill 

149 Atwood 

150 London 

151 Laurentian 

152 Alberton 

153 Sombra 

155 Ancaster 

161 Madoc 

167 Kichikewana 

168 Ionic, Campbellford 

169 Temiskaming 

175 The Hamilton 

184 Hugh Murray 

195 Peel 

198 Couchiching 

205 Victoria, Thornhill 

210 Kitchener, Russell 



arges 


Dr. 


Cr. 


193.00 


1.00 




152.00 


22.00 




233.90 




21.00 


140.80 




81.00 


250.00 




103.00 


309.00 


7.00 




199.25 


6.00 




733.00 


10.00 




167.00 




1.00 


127.00 




59.00 


111.00 


1.00 




356.00 




1.00 


257.50 




21.30 


196.00 




.95 


673.50 


— 




708.60 


1.55 




314.00 


— 




220.00 


16.00 




120.50 


70.50 




59.00 


— 




173.00 


11.00 




157.50 




3.50 


208.00 




2.00 


165.00 


1.00 




442.90 


9.00 




207.00 




8.00 


93.00 




74.00 


116.50 


5.75 




207.00 




1.00 


127.00 


— 




376.00 


— 




90.00 


45.50 




106.00 


1.00 




723.80 


24.80 




234.00 


4,00 




181.50 


16.00 




110.00 




2.00 


220.80 


3.00 




192.00 




3.00 


120.00 


3.00 




109.00 




2.00 


74.00 




4.00 


232,40 




24.95 


268.05 


20.00 




359.00 




1.00 


131.00 




9.00 


192.00 




2.00 


138.00 




1.00 


302.50 


4.00 




240.75 




36.00 


92.00 




2.00 


180.80 




4.30 


150.00 


1.00 




409.80 


7.00 




293.50 


2.00 




321.00 




7.00 


137.00 




13.00 



62 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



No. Name of Chapter Charges 

212 Mount Sinai, Toronto 470.25 

213 Northern Lights 253.50 

214 Vimy 237.50 

215 Mimico 305.00 

217 St. Alban's 155.80 

218 Pr. Edward, Shelburne 102.50 

219 Ulster 129.00 

220 Lebanon, Etobicoke 297.00 

221 Durham 150.50 

222 Ottawa 573.00 

223 Abitibi 108.00 

224 Keystone, Hamilton 200.25 

225 Beaver 150.00 

226 Prince of Wales, Perth 278.00 

227 Quinte Friendship 472.50 

230 Port Credit 260.50 

231 St. Clair, Toronto 367.30 

232 King Cyrus, Toronto 314.50 

233 Oakwood 201.80 

234 Halton 179.80 

235 Aurora 195.00 

236 Caledonia 95.00 

238 The St. Andrew 278.50 

239 Blenheim 202.00 

240 Smithville 108.00 

241 University 190.00 

242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 147.00 

243 McKay 418.00 

245 Preston 283.20 

246 Humber 226.00 

247 Nilestown 557.50 

248 Dochert 107.00 

249 Palestine, Bowmanville 345.00 

250 Thomas Peters 116.00 

251 Kirkland 207.80 

252 Hiawatha 623.50 

253 Regal 139.00 

254 Golden Star 600.75 

255 Tillsonburg 321.50 

257 Espanola 207.00 

258 Tyrian 188.30 

259 Quetico 121.00 

260 Centennial 176.25 

261 Seguin 232.80 

262 King David 176.60 

263 Scarborough 269.00 

300-2 Grand Chapter, British Columbia 9.00 

300-4 Grand Chapter, New Brunswick 8.20 

300-6 Grand Chapter, Quebec 2.00 



Dr. 

11.50 



1.50 
58.00 
17.00 



95.25 

1.00 

146.00 

42.00 
9.00 

3.00 
25.80 



1.00 

46.00 
4.00 

66.00 
4.00 

14.20 

12.50 



17.00 

1.00 
35.65 



67.00 



13.60 
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Cr. 

351.25 

1.00 
8.70 
6.50 



3.45 
8.00 



4.00 
1.00 



11.00 
12.00 

1.00 



$39,591.10 $1,481.22 $1,575.30 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 63 

REMARKS OF THE GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Companions, our Chapters throughout our Jurisdiction have 
shown generally, a continued interest in the Royal Craft and have 
transmitted this to Master Masons with whom they are in contact. This 
has been indicated in the increased number of Royal Arch Masons' 
Certificates sent out to the various Chapters from this office. The 
registration on the proper form within 30 days of the M.M.M. Degree 
has assisted us in sending to the new member the message from the 
Grand Z. Our information is that these new members are appreciative 
of receiving this. Thank you for your co-operation. 

Most Scribes E. responded to the request to send in their Year End 
Reports at the first of January accompanied by a cheque for the Chapter 
per capita. At the same time, they sent the Grand Superintendent the 
Summary Sheet so that he could proceed with his reports. The Grand 
Superintendents and this office thank those Scribes E. who did this. We 
were able to proceed with our work. Unfortunately, we had those few 
who felt that this could be done later and hence created road blocks in our 
work. I would recommend that the final date for Year End Reports be 
returned to 31 January of each year, rather than the 10 February as it 
now is. This change has not resulted in all reports being in on time. 

Our thanks are expressed to Mrs. M. Wright, our office assistant, 
for her meticulous and accurate work for us in the Grand Chapter office. 
We would thank those Companions who have retired from business and 
who have assisted in the records of our office. 

May we all continue our efforts to develop a more active and 
dedicated membership in our Grand Jurisdiction. Active participation 
and assistance in various Chapters has caused an upswing in individual 
Chapters. May we in 1977-78 continue to give that type of leadership 
that will assure the success of Capitular Masonry for the future. 

[ft, fex Comp. (yreaerica C. Conley, 

R. EX. COMP. FREDERICK C. CONLEY, 

Grand Scribe E. 



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ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 69 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

Most Excellent Companion, W. H. Sproule, Grand First Principal, Grand 
Chapter, Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario, 
Suite 205, 240 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir: 

We have examined the books of account and supporting records of 
the Grand Scribe E. of Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada in the Province of Ontario for the year ended February 28, 1977 
and have prepared the financial statements listed below: 

Exhibit 2 — Balance Sheet as at February 28, 1977. 

Exhibit 3 — Comparative Revenue and Expenditure Account for the 
the year ended February 28, 1977. 

Exhibit 4 — The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund as at Feb- 
ruary 28, 1977. 

Exhibit 5 — The Commuuted Membership Fund — Grand Chapter 
as at February 28, 1977. 

Exhibit 6— The Bursary Fund as at February 28, 1977. 

Exhibit 7— The Keystone Fund as at February 28, 1977. 

Exhibit 8— The Insurance Fund as at February 28, 1977. 

Our examination included a general review of the accounting pro- 
cedures and such tests of the accounting records and other supporting 
evidence as we considered necessary in the circumstances. 






Cash on hand was counted and found to be in order. 



The several bank accounts were verified and all banking trans- 
actions for the year were examined in detail for the several funds. 

The Accounts Receivable, Chapters, was reviewed in detail and the 
balance of ($94.08) is made up of Accounts Receivable, $1,481.22, less 
deferred payments received from Chapters in advance, $1,575.30. 

The list of inventories of Supplies for Resale and Jewels was 
furnished to us by the Grand Scribe E. Our examination consisted of 
checking the arithmetical accuracy of the pricing times the items shown 
thereon. 

The Investments of the several Funds as presented in the attached 
Financial Statements are held in a safe deposit box at the Canadian 
Imperial Bank of Commerce, Eglinton and Mount Pleasant Branch. We 
attended at the Bank with two of the custodians and found all invest- 
ments to be in order. 

In our opinion, the accompanying Balance Sheet, Comparative 
Revenue and Expenditure Account and related Statements of Funds, 
present fairly the financial position of the Grand Chapter of the Royal 
Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario as at February 28, 
1977 and the results of its operations for the year ended on that date 
in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles applied 
on a basis consistent with that of the preceding year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BORDEN, WUNDER, 

Chartered Accountants 



70 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Exhibit 2 
BALANCE SHEET AS AT FEBRUARY 28, 1977 
ASSETS 
CURRENT ASSETS: 

Cash on hand $ 50.00 

Cask in bank — 

Imprest Fund 309.56 

General Fund 9,091.92 

Accounts receivable — chapters (94.08) 

Prepaid insurance 72.00' 

Accrued interest 1,351.53 

Bank term deposits 15,000.00 

Due from Commuted Membership Fund 810.00 

Due from Keystone Fund 1,872.22 

Due from Insurance Fund 300.00 $28,763.15 



INVENTORIES: 

Supplies for resale 1,574.89 

Jewels 775.66 2,350.55 



INVESTMENTS: 

National Trust, 10%, November 16, 1980 9,000.00 

General Mortgage Corporation of Canada, 

10%%, September 1, 1981 21,000.00 

Morgan Trust, 10y 2 %, November 1, 1981 6,500.00 

Unamortized premium on purchase of 

investments 55.80 36,555.80 



FIXED ASSETS: 

Furniture, fixtures and 

equipment — at cost $14,608.53 

Less: Accumulated depreciation 14,597.40 11.13 



Grand Chapter library 250.00 

Grand Chapter regalia 75.00 336.13 



SPECIAL FUNDS: 

The Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 84,802.50 

The Commuted Membership Fund 45,345.11 

The Bursary Fund 30,202.89 

The Keystone Fund (651.58) 

The Insurance Fund 2,022.21 161,721.13 



$229,726.76 
LIABILITIES 
CURRENT LIABILITIES: 

Employees' tax deductions $ 53.75 

Due to Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 183.97 

Due to Bursary Fund 686.65 $ 924.37 

RESERVE FOR SPECIAL FUNDS 161,721.13 

General Reserve: 

Balance — February 29, 1976 65,218.07 

Add: Excess of revenue over expenditure 1,863.19 

Balance — February 28, 1977 67,081.26 

$229,726.76 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 71 

Exhibit 3 

COMPARATIVE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT 

For The Year Ended February 28, 1977 

REVENUE 

Estimated Actual Balance 

Revenue for Revenue for Over or 

the Year the Period (Under) 

Registration fees $ 2,000.00 $ 2,226.00 $ 226.00 

Dues — Per Capita 32,000.00 31,635.00 ( 365.00) 

Dues — Life Membership 2,400.00 2,400.00 — • 

Dispensations and warrants 250.00 198.00 ( 52.00) 

Sale of supplies 3,000.00 1,735.70 (1,264,30) 

Interest on investments 4,350.00 4,645.06 295.06 

Donation from Canusa Tours — 50.00 50.00 

TOTAL REVENUE 44,000.00 42,889.76 (1,110.24) 

TOTAL EXPENDITURE 43,900.00 41,026.57 (2,873.43) 

ESTIMATED EXCESS OF REVENUE 

OVER EXPENDITURE $ 100.00 

EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER 

EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR $ 1,863.19 $ 1,763.19 

EXPENDITURE 

Estimated Actual Balance 

Expenditure Expenditure Over or 
For the Year For the Year (Under) 
GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE: 

Remuneration— Grand Scribe E $ 6,500.00 $ 6,499.92 $( .08) 

Office assistance 8,200.00 8,048.26 ( 151.74) 

Rent and parking 5,200.00 5,288.52 88.52 

Miscellaneous (Postage, 

telephone, etc.) 3,100.00 3,121.27 21.27 

Canada pension, 

unempl. ins., etc.) 500.00 334.67 ( 165.33) 

23,500.00 23,292.64 ( 207.36) 



GRAND CONVOCATION: 

General convocation expense 6,000.00 

Executive committee 2,300.00 

Printing proceedings 2,500.00 

Regalia— Grand Z 500.00 

Testimonial — Grand Z. 350.00 



4,436.99 


(1,568.01) 


2,302.75 


2.75 


2,212.00 


( 288.00) 


362.08 


( 137.92) 


— 


( 350.00) 



11,650.00 9,313.82 (2,336.18) 



PRINTING: 

General distribution and office 1,500.00 1,420.00 ( 80.00) 

Supplies for resale 1,500.00 1,097.87 ( 402.13) 



3,000.00 2,517.87 ( 482.13) 



72 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

TRAVELLING: 

Grand Z 2,000.00 2,000.00 

Grand Scribe E 500.00 500.00 

Other 200.00 200.00 



OTHER: 

Audit 

Liability and bonding insurance 

Jewels and engraving 

Education and instruction 

Publicity 

Foreign correspondence 



2,700.00 


2,700.00 


— 


600.00 

1,000.00 

700.00 


600.00 

1,050.00 

927.24 

25.00 

600.00 


50.00 
227.24 


100.00 

600.00 

50.00 


( 75.00) 
( 50.00) 


3,050.00 


3,202.24 


152.24 



$43,900.00 $41,026.57 $(2,873.43) 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 73 

Exhibit 4 
THE VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

As At February 28, 1977 

Balance— March 1, 1976 $68,002.18 

Unexpended income 25,467.31 $93,469.49 

Add: 

Interest on investments 3,797.44 

Amortization of bond discount 39.74 

Bank interest 170.83 

Donation— F. W. Dean 100.00 4,108.01 

97,577.50 
Deduct: 

Benevolence 2,775.00 

Gift to Bursary Fund 10.000,00 12,775.00 

Balance— February 28, 1977: 

Capital 68,141.92 

Unexpected income 16,660.58 $84,802.50 



ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 3,542.02 

Accrued interest 1,440.41 

Bank term deposits 4,500.00 

Due from General Fund 183.97 $ 9,666.40 



INVESTMENTS: 
Non-Capital: 

Morgan Trust 9%, February 24, 1982 6,500.00 6,500.00 

Capital: 

H.E.P.C. SV 2 %, October 15, 1979 28,000.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 17,500.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 200.00 

Government of Canada 

4y 2 %, September 1, 1983 11,500.00 

Government of Canada 

4V 2 %, September 1, 1983 3,000.00 

H.E.P.C. of Ontario 3V 2 %, October 15, 1979 2,000.00 

General Mtge. Corporation 105 

8%, September 1, 1981 1,000.00 

Morgan Trust, 9%, February 24, 1982 5,000.00 

68,200.00 
Add: Unamortized premium on investments 436.10 68,636.10 

$84,802.50 



74 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Exhibit 5 
THE COMMUTED MEMBERSHIP FUND — GRAND CHAPTER 

As At February 28, 1977 

Balance— March 1, 1976 $40,490.01 

Add: 

Interest on investments $ 3,118.99 

Bank interest 386.11 

Commuted members and honorary 

memberships issued 3,750.00 7,255.10 

47,745.11 
Deduct: 

Commuted membership dues 2,400.00 

$45,345.11 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

ASSETS 

Cash in bank $ 9,815.85 

Accrued interest 930.06 

Bank term deposits 23,000.00 $33,745.91 

INVESTMENT: 

Royal Trust Company 

10y 4 %, December 2, 1979 12,000.00 

Unamortized premium on purchase 

of investments 409.20 12,409.20 

46,155.11 

LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 810.00 

$45,345.11 

Exhibit 6 
THE BURSARY FUND 
As At February 28, 1977 

Balance— March 1, 1976 $18,771.52 

Add: 

Donations: 

Regular $ 6,122.40 

Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund. ... 10,000.00 

Interest on investments 1,905.29 

Bank interest 203.68 18,231.37 

37,002.89 
Deduct: 

Bursaries and scholarships 6,800.00 

$30,202.89 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 75 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 2,539.71 

Accrued interest receivable 3,676.53 

Due from General Fund 686.65 $ 6,902.89 

INVESTMENTS: 

Government of Canada 

4y 2 %, September 1, 1983 300.00 

Government of Canada 

7, 8, 8%%, November 1, 1978 5,000.00 

Canada Permanent Mortgage 

10%%, June 14, 1981 8,000.00 

Credit Foncier, 10%%, July 15, 1981 4,000.00 

Morguard Trust, 10%, December 14, 1981 3,000.00 

Morguard Trust, 9%%, January 7, 1982 3,000.00 23,300.00 

$30,202.89 

Exhibit 7 
THE KEYSTONE FUND 

As At February 28, 1977 

Balance— March 1, 1976— deficit $( 899.27) 

Add: 

Donations : 

Regular $ 1,352.30 

General Fund 600.00 

Interest earned 46.87 1,999.17 

1,099.90 
Deduct: 

Printing expense 1,751.48 

Deficit balance $( 651.58) 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 
ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 1,220.64 

LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 1,872,22 

$( 651.58) 
THE INSURANCE FUND 
As At February 28, 1977 

Balance— March 1, 1976 $ 1,555.08 

Add: 

Interest on investment $ 102.50 

Bank interest 64.63 

Capital contributed 300.00 467.13 

$ 2,022.21 



76 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES 

ASSETS: 

Cash in bank $ 1,293.85 

Accrued interest 28.36 $ 1,322.21 

INVESTMENT: 

Canada Permanent Trust, 10%%, November 19, 1979 .... 1,000.00 

2,322.21 
LIABILITIES: 

Due to General Fund 300.00 

$ 2,022.21 

REPORT OF THE PRINTING AND SUPPLIES COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario. 

During the past year, liaison was maintained with the Grand 
Scribe E. as to printing costs. Quotations were obtained from several 
printing firms whenever the need arose for forms, pamphlets, etc., in 
order to obtain the most economical cost. This information was made 
available to our Grand Z. 

Your Committee on Printing and Supplies has received the expen- 
ditures for the year ending February 28, 1977, and submits the following 
analysis in support thereof: 

Printing Procedings $ 2,212.00 

Printing General 1,420.00 

$ 3,632.00 

It is respectfully requested that the following monies be placed at 
the disposal of the Printing and Supplies Committee for the fiscal 
year 1977-78: 

Printing Proceedings $ 2,500.00 

Printing General 1,500.00 

Printing distribution and resale 26,000.00 

$30,000.00 

The estimated costs for 1977-78 are in keeping with the general 
increase in printing costs. The substantial amount in the budget for 
distribution and resale is directly attributed to the printing of The 
Book of Work. 

Fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP. EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, Chairman. 

R. EX. COMP. RUSSELL BROWN 

R. EX. COMP. HALLETT BANKS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Russell Brown. 

R. EX. COMP. EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, 

Chairman, Printing and Supplies Committee. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 



77 



ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 



No. Name of Chapter 


Dist. No. Nc 


. Name of Chapter Dist. No 


223 Abitibi 


16 


167 


Kichikewana 


9 


152 Alberton 


14 


119 


King Cyrus, Leamington 


1 


102 Algonquin 


15 


232 


King Cyrus, Toronto 


8A 


131 Amabel 


9 


134 


King Darius 


10 


155 Ancaster 


5 


262 


King David 


5 


1 Ancient Frontenac & 




57 


King Hiram 


7 


Cataraqui 


12 


8 


King Solomon's 


8 


80 Ark 


1 


251 


Kirkland 


16 


149 Atwood 


14 


117 


Kitchener 


4 


235 Aurora 


8 


210 


Kitchener, Russell 


13 


81 Aylmer 


2 


151 


Laurentian 


13 


74 Beaver, Strathroy 


2 


220 


Lebanon, Etobicoke 


8A 


225 Beaver, Toronto 


8 


84 


Lebanon, Wingham 


6 


146 Bernard 


6 


132 


Leeds 


12 


239 Blenheim 


1 


150 


London 


2 


114 Bonnechere 


13 


147 


Lucknow 


6 


115 Brant 


3 


88 


MacNabb 


1 


53 Bruce 


2 


29 


McCallum 


7 


236 Caledonia 


5 


243 


McKay 


5 


16 Carleton 


13 


161 


Madoc 


11 


260 Centennial 


8A 


66 


The Malloch 


6 


130 Chantry 


9 


68 


Maitland 


12 


36 Corinthian 


10 


27 


Manitou 


9 


113 Covenant 


12 


116 Maple 


13 


198 Couchiching 


9 


94 


Midland 


10 


248 Dochert 


13 


215 


Mimico 


8A 


221 Durham 


4 


78 


Minnewawa 


2 


129 Elliott 


6 


7 


The Moria 


11 


67 Enterprise 


4 


20 


Mount Horeb 


3 


257 Espanola 


15 


19 


Mount Moriah 


7 


73 Erie 


1 


76 


Mount Nebo 


7 


45 Excelsior 


10 


44 


Mount Sinai, Napanee 


11 


23 Ezra 


3 


212 


Mount Sinai, Toronto 


8A 


140 Fort William 


14 


55 


Niagara 


7 


56 Georgian 


9 


247 


Nilestown 


2 


143 Glengarry 


13 


213 


Northern Lights 


16 


90 Golden 


14 


233 


Oakwood 


8A 


254 Golden Star 


14 


77 


Occident 


8A 


61 Granite 


13 


79 


Orient 


8 


22 Grenville 


12 


222 


Ottawa 


13 


69 Grimsby 


7 


18 


Oxford 


3 


40 Guelph 


4 


249 


Palestine, Bowmanville 


10 


234 Halton 


4 


54 


Palestine, St. Thomas 


2 


175 The Hamilton 


5 


195 


Peel 


8A 


41 Harris 


3 


28 


Pentalpha 


10 


63 Havelock 


6 


230 


Port Credit 


8A 


252 Hiawatha 


2 


144 


Presqu'ile 


11 


2 The Hiram 


5 


245 


Preston 


4 


184 Hugh Murray 


7 


31 


Prince Edward 


11 


246 Humber 


8A 


218 


Prince Edward, Shelburne 4 


30 Huron 


6 


71 


Prince of Wales, Essex 


1 


168 Ionic, Campbellford 


10 


226 


Prince of Wales, Perth 


13 


83 Ionic, Orangeville 


4 


259 


Quetico 


14 


224 Keystone, Hamilton 


5 


227 


Quinte Friendship 


11 


72 Keystone, Stirling 


11 


253 


Regal 


3 


35 Keystone, Whitby 


10 


217 


St. Alban's 


8 



78 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. No. Name of Chapter Dist. No. 



238 The St. Andrew 


2 


153 


Sombra 


1 


4 St. Andrew & St. John 


8 


135 


Succoth 


8 


75 St. Clair, Milton 


5 


59 


Sussex-St. Lawrence 


12 


231 St. Clair, Toronto 


8A 


24 


Tecumseh 


6 


133 St. Francis 


13 


169 


Temiskaming 


16 


5 St. George's 


2 


250 


Thomas Peters 


1 


46 St. James 


6 


255 


Tillsonburg 


3 


48 St. John's, Cobourg 


10 


91 


Toronto-Antiquity 


8A 


6 St. John's, Hamilton 


5 


95 


Tuscan 


15 


3 St. John's, London 


2 


258 


Tyrian 


8 


112 St. John's, Morrisburg 


12 


219 


Ulster 


8A 


103 St. John's, North Bay 


15 


241 


University 


8 


148 St. John's, Vankleek Hill 


13 


37 


Victoria, Port Hope 


10 


26 St. Mark's 


11 


205 


Victoria, Thornhill 


8 


145 St. Patrick 


8 


214 


Vimy 


2 


242 St. Paul's, Lambeth 


2 


110 


Warkworth 


10 


263 The Scarborough 


8 


32 


Waterloo 


4 


261 Seguin 


9 


15 


Wawanosh 


2 


138 Shekinah 


8A 


47 


Wellington 


1 


82 Shuniah 


14 


104 


White Oak 


5 


34 Signet 


9 


64 


Willson 


7 


240 Smithville 


7 


62 


York 


8 



REPORT ON WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

1976 - 1977 

To The Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

The Committee on Warrants and Dispensations beg leave to report 
that, during the year just past, no requests for the services of this 
committe have been received. 

Fraternally submitted, 
R. EX. COMP. ALBERT S. CURRIE, 
R. EX. COMP. GEORGE A. PHILLIPS, 
R. EX. COMP. DOUGLAS J. ARGENT, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
D. Argent, and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

THE TROPHY 

M. Ex. Comp. W. S. Thomson requested that the Excellent First 
Principal of Smithville Chapter No. 240 meet him on the level. He 
congratulated the Excellent First Principal on the number of new 
members in their Chapter. This increase of new members considered as 
a percentage of their Roll had placed them at the top in Ontario. He 
then presented the trophy to the First Principal to be kept by them for 
the ensuing year or until won by another Chapter of the Jurisdiction. 
It is noted that some other Chapters were quite close. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 79 

THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

To the Most Ex. The Grand First Principal, Grand Council, Officers 
and Members of the Grand Chapter R.A.M. of Canada, in the 
Province of Ontario. 

The Public Relations Committee has gone through another year 
successfully. There have to be periods when someone leads and others 
follow, periods of fertility and gains. 

The Grand Superintendents of the various districts have done a 
wonderful job in seeing that the material has been sent in to our editor 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint and the assistant editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam 
Tenenbaum. 

By having the Grand Superintendents on this Committee, we know 
that this gives the members in the district someone to contact and send 
in a report of the highlights. 

This has been successful and we hope it will continue, Members, you 
have helped us, as the Keystone is your own paper, you have your say, 
your contributions have kept the spark alive. May we go forward to a 
future of much greater Publications to benefit the members who are 
unable to be at Chapter. 

My thanks to our editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Ollie Flint and assistant 
editor Rt. Ex. Comp. Sam Tenenbaum and all the committee. 

Humbly submitted, 

EDWARD M. MARSHALL, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
E. M. Marshall and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of Grand Chapter. 

Most Excellent Sirs and Companions: 

It is distinct pleasure again to have the privilege of reporting that 
your Committee on Grievances and Appeals has had no cases of such 
brought to our attention so it considered that peace, harmony and 
happiness prevail throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. 

Fraternally and respectfully submitted, 
R. EX. COMP. MAARTEN VAN WAMELEN, 
M. EX. COMP. JOHN M. BURDEN, Vice-Chairman, 
M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
B. H. Smith, and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



80 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT ON COMMITTEE ON BENEVOLENCE 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Grand Z. and Companions: 

Your Committee on Benevolence have considered the Applications 
for Assistance submitted by the various Chapters and recommend that 
Grants be authorized from the Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund 
for the several Chapters in an amount of $2,675.00. 

We further recommend that an amount of $1,500.00 be provided 
for Interim Relief, should it be needed before the next Annual Convo- 
cation of Grand Chapter. 

During the past Grand Chapter year we have assisted nine Com- 
panions and widows of Companions in an amount of $2,725.00. In rela- 
tion to our total Membership this, to your Committee, appears a small 
number requiring assistance. We are aware that care must be, and is, 
exercised in the making of Grants that they are not in conflict with 
any assistance that may be forthcoming from Government Agencies. 

We, again direct the attention of all Chapters to the 'Rules Respect- 
ing Benevolence' as set forth in the Book of Constitution. We particu- 
larly wish to bring to the attention of the First Principals and the 
Chapter Benevolence Chairmen that it is their responsibility to see that 
all Applications for Assistance, whether new or renewals, are forwarded 
to the Grand Scribe E. or the Chairman of this Committee not later than 
January 31st, 'this is a must'. 

The March issue of the Keystone contained a message on Bene- 
volence. This message was addressed to all Companions, it pointed out 
that assistance was available to those 'in need'. However, they can 
only be helped if their need is brought to the attention of the Chapter. 

Remember Companions — it is more blessed to give than to receive. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH, P.G.Z., 
M. EX. COMP. F. W. D. WELHAM, P.G.Z., 
R. EX. COMP. F. C. ACKERT, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
B. H. Smith and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE GRAND ARCHIVIST, 1977 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and "Mem- 
bers of Royal Arch Masons in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

The work of the Grand Archivist is necessarily bound up with that 
of the Grand Historian. Your committee has therefore been occupied 
with the filing of Chapter histories and other materials. Your com- 
mittee has nothing new to report that has not been reported already 
by the Grand Historian. May it appeal for any old hand-books, rituals, 
etc., that your Chapter would like to donate to the Archives. This 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 81 

material is valuable and at the same time scarce in the Archives and 
would be much appreciated. This material will be publized and made 
available to any Chapter entitled to receive it. 

V. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD E. RICH. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. 
C. E. Rich and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE PRESENTATION 

OF THE "WORK" 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Companions 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Compaions: 

It is recorded in the V.O.T.S.L., in the first Book of Kings that 
King Solomon was seven years in building the Temple at Jerusalem. 

So were your Committee in preparing a study of the revisions to 
"THE WORK" under the Chairmanship of M. Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett 
and its subsequent Committee for the presentation of the same. 

In April, 1970 Most Ex. Comp. F. W. Welham appointed a Com- 
mittee for the study of "THE WORK". 

It may be of interest here to recall that part of his address given 
at the Grand Chapter Convocation in April, 1971, in which the objectives 
of that Committee's task were defined: "Some Companions feel that 
there is too much repetition, particularly in the opening and closing 
ceremonies. The Committee is working along these lines without taking 
anything away from the degree which would affect the explanation of 
the message which the degree brings to the candidate and to our mem- 
bers". 

Most Excellent Sir, this Committee believes that that task has 
now been accomplished and that the revised "WORK" not only complies 
with these objectives, but, if properly conferred enhances its present 
beauty. 

After four years of preparation the revised degrees were presented 
to the various Districts in the Province of Ontario for review and 
comments in 1974. At the Grand Convocation, held in April, 1975 the 
revised "WORK", as accepted in April 1974 was adopted with certain 
recommendations, made by the majority of the District, which this 
Committee then proceeded to incorporate in "THE WORK". 

At the same time the major portion of the Manual of Instructions, 
except the esoteric parts, was incorporated in the Ritual at the appro- 
priate places in order to maintain uniformity of the degree work 
throughout the jurisdiction. 

After that came the extremely tedious and time consuming task 
of proofreading the printer's galleyproofs. The Committee is deeply 
indebted to R. Ex. Comp. E. W. Elcombe, Chairman of the Committee 
on Printing and Supplies and R. Ex. Comp. I. M. Ingles for their 
untiring efforts in assisting us in this task. 



82 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Most Ex. Comp. C. W. Emmett, in the capacity as Advisory Chair- 
man graciously assisted us in many aspects and participated in many 
of our meetings, while we do thank R. Ex. Comp. F. C. Conley, Grand 
Scribe E. for the use of the office and the so much needed refreshments 
during the numerous day-long sessions. 

It remains now for the Committee to revise the various booklets 
related to "THE WORK" in order to preserve the proper relationship. 

At this time the question may be raised "How does one feel after 
seven years of labour on such a task as revising a ritual ? " The answer 
is not a simple one. 

I believe that I can speak for both Committees if I say that there 
is a feeling of fulfillment, of satisfaction, of profound gratitude to 
have been privileged to participate in this work. 

There is however at the same time a certain feeling of incompe- 
tence, as the more one studies the words written by those who compiled 
the early lectures many years ago, the more one realizes the lofty 
heights to which our predecessors travelled, which for us, products of 
the twentieth century, an age of materialism and extreme uncertainty, 
is difficult to emulate. 

We must at the same time also recognize the fact that, although 
important, the Ritual is not the end as some of our Companions fail to 
understand. 

The Ritual or "WORK" is only a means to an end; just like the 
memorizing of parts of a textbook by a student may help him to pass 
an examination, it does not mean that it makes him a professional, so 
it is necessary that the meaning of the lectures in the Ritual and that 
of the ceremony itself be transmitted to the candidate so that he may 
understand the tenets and principles of the Order and this can not be 
accomplished by only a parrot-like rendition of the lectures. 

We must also realize that our Order can only continue if younger 
men enter our portals and made aware of the lofty ideals of Free- 
masonry, which are so desperately needed today and be invited to take 
over the reigns in due course. 

For this proper leadership, understanding and guidance by those 
in responsible positions in the Order is essential and true, if this can 
be enhanced by a perfect rendition of the Ritual, the better. 

George Washington is quoted as having stated that "The grand 
object of Freemasonry is to promote the happiness of the human race". 
That indeed is the purpose of our teachings, that is the essential function 
of "THE WORK", that in essence was the task of the Committee. 

I suggest to you that you remember this; as a matter of fact I 
ask you that you remember it to the end of your earthly days. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

EDWARD W. ELCOMBE, 

GORDON T. FERGUSON, 

JOHN C. FERGUSON, 

CHESTER PHILIP, 

WILLIAM B. BELL, Secretary, 

MAARTEN A. VAN WAMELEN, Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 

M. van Wamelen and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 83 

COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE 

AWARD 

To the Most Excellent Grand First Principal, Officers and Members of 
the Grand Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir, and Companions: 

Your Committee on Distinguished Service Awards informs you that 
there were no awards granted during the past year. 

Your Committee wishes to stress the important high standards of 
distinction which must be met in order to qualify for this high honour 
and to call especial attention to the method in which consideration will 
be given to any nominee for this honour. 

If this Distinguished Service Award is to carry the prestige to 
which the recipient is entitled, it must only be awarded on the basis of 
the original intend i.e. to Companions in recognition of distinguished 
and outstandng service to Royal Arch Masonry in general. Outstanding 
service to a Chapter by a Companion should be awarded by the Chapter 
itself, and does not necessarily make him a Candidate for consideration 
for the Distinguisehd Service Awards. Please bear this in mind. 

Also (A) the Candidate should be one who has not been or is ever 
likely to be elected and installed as First Principal of a Chapter; only 
under exceptional circumstances should an award be made if another 
living Companion of the same Chapter has received the award, and 
there shall be no posthumous awards. 

We wish to review the procedure in presenting an application for 
consideration by the Committee on Distinguished Service Awards. 

(1) Nominations must be submitted through the Grand Scribe E. 
only, in writing, giving the full name, address, Masonic rank, the name 
and number of the Chapter in this Grand Jurisdiction of which he is a 
Companion; give full particulars of special and distinguished service 
for which he should be considered for this award signed by the First 
Principal and the Scribe E. of the Chapter. 

(e) The Grand Scribe E. on receipt of this application will imme- 
diately forward it and all relevant information, to each member of the 
Awards Committee. 

(3) The nomination will be reviewed according to the strict 
references of the high standards of Distinguished Service to Royal Arch 
Masonry and their unanimous decision reported to the Grand Scribe E. 
i.e., that he would be favourably considered. 

(4) If the request for the awarding of the Disinguished Service 
Award is reported as favourable for consideration the Grand Scribe E. 
will so inform the Scribe E. of the Chapter, at which time a notice 
of motion is placed in the Chapter summons. It is then necessary that 
the motion be passed by an open majority of the Chapter. 

(5) The results are then sent to the Grand Scribe E. along with 
the Chapter notice confirming the favourable vote in Chapter. 

(6) The Grand Scribe E. submits this information to each member 
of the Distinguished Service Award Committee for forms granting of 
the Award. 



84 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Your Committee wishes to stress their desire to grant the Award 
to any Companion who meets the high qualification required so that the 
award may carry the distinction and high merit for which it was 
originated. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. A. G. N. BRADSHAW, 

M. EX. COMP. CHARLES W. EMMETT, 

M. EX. COMP. FRASER HAY, M.D., Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
F. Hay, M.D., and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE GRAND TREASURER 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

As your Grand Treasurer, I have had the opportunity of perusing 
the several reports respectively connected with the financial affairs of 
this Grand Chapter, and I am pleased to submit to you with confidence 
that they adequately and fairly present our financial position as of 
February 28th, 1977. 

While these will be covered in more detail by the respective com- 
mittees and the Auditor's Report with a balance sheet and supporting 
statements in printed form, the latter duly distributed to the Com- 
panions assembled, I believe a special vote of thanks should be given 
to the Grand Council and Grand Scribe E. for their efforts in containing 
total expenditures within the budget to provide a creditable surplus for 
the year. Secondly, to Most Excellent Companion Dr Fraser Hay 
for his time and attention to our investments which over the past year 
has seen a number of improvements in the rate of return. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

J. E. RICHARDSON, Grand Treasurer. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
J. E. Richardson and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 

Moved by the Grand Second Principal, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
J. E. Richardson, that the Auditor's Report as printed and duly distri- 
buted to the Companions assembled, be received and adopted. 

Carried. 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Royal Arch Masons 
of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

On behalf of the General Chairman, Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thom- 
son and his committee I am pleased to present the report of our activities 
for the past year. 

One or two vice-chairmen were appointed to assume responsibility 
for guidance and educational programmes in their respective areas, and 
from reports received and announcements in Chapter notices, it is 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 85 

obvious that many interesting and informative educational meetings 
have been prepared and presented throughout the jurisdiction. 

Two general meetings were held of this Committee — in Midland 
in September and in Nilestown on 26th February, 1977, in conjunction 
with meetings of the Grand Executive. In these meetings the complete 
picture came into focus. Grand Chapter had been informed that 
Espanola Chapter No. 257 wished to surrender their Charter due to a 
general decline in membership and interest. In an effort to encourage 
them to continue, Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. Thomson, Past Grand Z.; 
Rt. Ex. Comp. Aube Weisman, Grand H., and Rt. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, 
Grand J. flew up to North Bay on November 16th, 1976, where they 
were met by Rt. Ex. Comp. Art Haley who drove them to Espanola for 
the meeting. Most Ex. Comp. Thomson has since written an individual 
letter to each member who was not present at the meeting, urging him 
to renew his interest and support the Chapter. The issue was thoroughly 
discussed, pro and con, and many suggestions were made including the 
presentation of the Saga of the Holy Holy Royal Arch at their February 
meeting. It was agreed that the Chapter would try a number of these 
suggestions in an effort to keep Royal Arch Masonry alive in that 
Northern area. The results may not become known for some time but 
at least the effort has been made. 

Rt. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stewart has reported that the two copies of 
the "Saga of the Holy Royal Arch" have been requested, and used, by 
many Chapters and Lodges, for Master Mason nights and special pro- 
grammes, and that future presentations have been requested well into 
1977. The second film was kindly donated by Most Ex. Comp. Wm. S. 
Thomson. 

The paper entitled "A Syllabus for Holding a Master Masons 
Night" has been revised and brought up-to-date with our current and 
prevailing practices by Rt. Ex. Comp. Stewart and is available to all 
Chapters planning to hold a Master Masons night. 

A special Leadership workshop based on a three-fold planning 
module has been developed in Toronto District 8A for the education of 
Principals and Officers. The three parts of the plan are as follows: 
1, Planning to be a Principal; 2, Planning to conduct meetings according 
to Parliamentary Proceedure; 3, Planning Chapter goals according to 
the techniques of "Management by Objectives", a new approach to 
solving Chapter problems. This workshop presented, in Mimico Chapter 
on Feb. 2nd, proved to be a most interesting and enjoyable programme. 

A few of the districts have Chapters that are in need of assistance, 
and suggestions have been made, and in some cases implemented, that 
well trained degree teams from a Chapter or a district could perform 
degrees which would be much more impressive to candidates than ritual 
work poorly presented. Care must be taken however that the Chapter 
thus assisted should not become too dependent on these degree teams 
and should be encouraged to improve their own ritual presentation. 

Another area of concern seems to be that a few dogmatic and 
domineering Past Principals refuse to surrender their authority com- 
pletely to the new Principals, and in this manner younger Principals 
are greatly discouraged. We should be very careful to avoid this 
situation. 

Many questions on protocol have been received and explained as 

follows: 

A Companion holding the Distinguished Service Award cannot 
add these letters D.S.A. to his name. 



86 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

The proper dress for a Grand Superintendent and other Grand 
Chapter Officers at any regularly constituted convocation is white tie 
and tails. Tuxedo may be used if any financial difficulty may be ex- 
perienced. 

The proper dress for a Divine Service is morning clothes or a dark 
business suite. (Never formal wear.) 

Members of the Grand Council, Past Grand Z.'s and Grand Super- 
intendents may be received alone but generally speaking they are 
usually received collectively. Other Grand Chapter Officers are not 
entitled to this courtesy. 

The Grand First Principal, Most Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Sproule has 
suggested that the 1976-77 Grand Superintendents be incorporated into 
this committee to maintain their interest in the work of our Grand 
Chapter, and to make full use of their talents and experience. A 
proposed list of committee members will be submitted to him for 
approval and for inclusion in the new list of Grand Chapter Committees 
for the coming Masonic year. 

Fraternally submitted on behalf of 
MOST EX. COMP. WM. S. THOMSON, General Chairman and his 

Committee 
RT. EX. COMP. FRED SCOTT, Deputy Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
Fred Scott and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

REVIEWER OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF OTHER GRAND 

CHAPTERS 

To The Most Excellent, The Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of The Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in The 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

The indisposition of V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich, who was 
originally appointed to write this report, has relegated to my un- 
tutored hands the enlightening privilege of perusing the annual pro- 
ceedings of many Grand Jurisdictions on this continent, as well as others 
including the British Isles, Germany and around the globe to New 
Zealand. This has been for me an unparalleled opportunity to compare 
our own experiences with those of our Companions dispersed far and 
near, and is both a rewarding and widening educational process. 

Regrettably, because of time constraints and late entry into this 
field of research, this report must be construed as an overall impression, 
rather than an analytical study of each of the various proceedings, 
which has been the previous practice. 

The first impression gleaned from skimming over these publica- 
tions, is a confirmation of the universal nature of our great order, and 
this stems from a fellow-feeling of sharing similar enthusiasms, aims 
and concerns with our Companions all over the world, and an awareness 
of the solidarity and permanence of our imperishable institution. The 
differences are less obvious than the similarities, and this creates a 
sensibility of our universal unity. 

It is of interest to note that the differences in operation and admini- 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 87 

stration in the various Grand Jurisdictions are in relatively minor 
matters, determined by local traditions and prevailing social climate. 
Some jurisdictions appear somewhat less formal than ours in the matter 
of dress. We tend to place considerable stock in uniformity of formal 
attire, and there is perhaps, some merit in this. Dress should, as 
Polonius has it, be "costly as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in 
fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man." It is 
indeed, no empty fact, that in dressing the part, we more readily act 
the part. 

Many of our Companions in the United States have understandably 
been somewhat preoccupied with celebrations of their country's bi- 
centennial anniversary, and this has formed the basis of numberless 
events and set the theme for most of their activities, overshadowing 
the regular business of Masonic activity. 

There continues to be much expressed concern, bordering some- 
times almost on despair, regarding dwindling membership and lack of 
growth. In their attempts to thwart this trend, some Jurisdictions 
embark on same ingenious enterprises to reverse these conditions. The 
Grand Chapter of Maryland awards a Grand Chapter Banner, based 
on a point system as follows: 

Points 

Each Companion Exalted 10 

Each Companion Affiliated 10 

Each Companion Re-instated 20 

Each percentage point gain in average attendance over report 

of previous year 10 

Each officer in his station on Grand Superintendent's visit 5 

Each officer rated excellent by Grand Superintendent 10 

Each officer rated good 5 

Each Companion suspended N.P.D -5 

Each copy of the Ritual in use observed by the Grand 

Superintendent -10 

Banners, shields and trophies doubtless do serve a purpose. In the 
last analysis, however, our activities should be such as to attract and 
hold our members by virtue of intrinsic qualities and high standards 
rather than by a sugar coating of gimmicks. As the reviewer for 
Germany succinctly and colourfully summarizes the situation, "If you 
pour rich slop, you do not have to call the hogs". 

Numerical strength is greatly to be desired, but only if the indivi- 
dual units are of sterling worth and of our own philosophical persua- 
sion. Our strength lies in our ability to distinguish the precious metal 
from the dross, and recruiting only those with Royal Arch potential 
rather than mere numbers. 

Some jurisdictions seem to feel that the answer to problems of 
growth and attendance is to be found in indoctrination at an early age 
through the agency of pseudo-Masonic youth organizations. This is an 
empirical approach and time alone can attest to its value. To the 
traditionally minded, there is in this a suggestion of subterfuge to 
side-step the age-old landmark which reserves Freemasonry to those 
who have attained the full age of twenty-one years, and to those 
accustomed to the structure of Masonry in this jurisdiction, it seems 
unusual for the Royal Craft to be patently and actively involved in 
the affairs of independent bodies which presumably do have their own 
central administrations. 



88 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

We should derive great encouragement in our efforts by the example 
set for us by our Companions labouring under such incredible difficul- 
ties in Northern Ireland, After so many years of violence and terrorist 
activity, the Chapters are not only continuing to work, but a new 
Chapter has been added and eighty Companions attended the Con- 
stitution dinner. 

The Grand Chapter of Alberta is staunchly loyalist, and passed an 
unequivical resolution of loyalty in the following terms: 

Be it resolved that this Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Royal 
Arch Masons of Alberta pledge our sincere loyalty and affection to Her 
Most Gracious Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second. It is our prayer 
that the Most High will protect and guide her. God save our Queen. 
Be it further resolved that a true copy of this Resolution be forwarded 
to his honour the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta for transmittal to 
Her Majesty by way of the honourable Secretary of State of Canada, 
under the seal of the Most Excellent Grand Chapter of Alberta. 

The Report of the Committee on the Work for Alberta contains 
this interesting direction, that the Grand Scribe E. is requested to 
communicate with the Grand Chapter of Canada in Ontario and the 
Grand Lodge of Mark Master Masons of Ireland to ascertain their 
views on certain features concerning the conferring of the Mark Master 
Degree. One burns with curiosity to know the nature of those certain 
features. 

The Grand Chapter of Mississippi quotes unfamiliar but splendid 
words taken from their First Degree, "To relieve distress is a duty 
incumbent on all men, but particularly on Masons, who are linked 
together by a chain of sincere affection. To soothe the unhappy, to 
sympathize with their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries 
and to restore peace to their troubled minds, is the great aim we have 
in view." 

An appropriate note on which to conclude this report in the report 
of the Grand High Priest in answer to the question, "When is a man a 
Mason?" — "When he finds good in every faith that helps men to lay 
hold on higher things. And to see majestic meanings in life whatever 
name that faith may be. When he can look into a wayside puddle and 
see something besides mud, and into the face of the most forlorn mortal 
and see something besides sin. When he knows how to pray, how to 
hope. When he has kept faith with himself, with his fellowman, and 
with his God. In his hand a sword, in his heart a bit of a song, glad 
to live but not afraid to die. In such a man, whether he be rich or 
poor, scholarly or unlearned, famous or obscure, Masonry has wrought 
her sweet ministry. And as a man, may the Most High help each of 
us to be such a Mason." 

To which we add a fervent 'So Mote It Be', and I know that you 
all join me in expressing a sincere hope for the restoration to health 
and activity for our regular reviewer, V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich. 

All of which, Most Excellent Sir and Companion, is respectfully 
and fraternally submitted, 

W. JAMES CURTIS, P.G.S.N. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
W. J. Curtis and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 89 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND 

JURISPRUDENCE 

This has been a relatively easy year for the Committee because 
of the fact that we were not obliged to deal with major changes to the 
Constitution as had been the case in recent years. 

I commend the members of the Committee, R. Ex. Comp. J. A. Cox, 
R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis and V. Ex. Comp. D. V. Latimer for 
their expeditious handling of the By-law Amendment applications 
which have been forwarded to them by the Grand Chapter Office. The 
method of handling has been altered somewhat this year but the net 
result is that there has not been delay in the processing of By-law 
amendments insofar as Grand Chapter is concerned. 

Unfortunately, delays sometimes do occur because the Chapters 
do not follow closely the requirements, and the applications arrive to 
us sometimes without essential parts and therefore cannot be processed. 
To avoid this Grand Superintendents will have to check this more 
carefully before signing the accompanying forms and forwarding the 
applications to the Grand Chapter Office. 

Based on representations made to us at Grand Executive meetings 
and in correspondence with Chapters we are proposing certain amend- 
ments which we think will be for the benefit of all of us. 

W. S. THOMSON, LP. Grand First Principal, 
Chairman, Constitution, Laws & Jurisprudence 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

REPORT OF THE GRAND HISTORIAN 1977 

To the Most Excellent, the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

We are pleased to report that several fifty and one hundred year 
histories of individual Royal Arch Chapters have been received since 
last Grand Convocation. Most of them have been turned in by visitors 
to the celebration festivities and only a few by Scribe E.'s of the Chap- 
ters. This is unfortunate because several histories have never been 
received by the Grand Historian. We therefore appeal to each Scribe E. 
to look through his older records and send in copies of these valuable 
booklets for the Grand Chapter Archives. Your Grand Historian has 
also helped several Chapters to write the earlier story of their Chapters. 
It sometimes entails long hours to assemble the records but the duty of 
the Grand Historian includes this kind of work. So keep him busy. 

Records of early Chapters which were forced to turn in their 
Charters are being compiled, when the work is complete it will become 
a subject for an historical paper. 

Because of illness the Historian's work has been curtailed but it 
is hoped that the current year will prove even more productive. 

V. EX. COMP. CLIFFORD E. RICH. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. 
C. E. Rich and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



90 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 

The Committee on Finance submits herewith its report for the 
year ending February 28th, 1977. 

The reports of the Grand Treasurer, the Grand Scribe E. and the 
Auditors for the year ending February 28th, 1977, have been submitted 
to you, and have been reviewed by the Members of the Committee on 
Finance. In our opinion, these reports present full and adequate details 
of all Receipts and Disbursements during the fiscal year in respect to 
the financial affairs of this Grand Chapter. 

One point we feel should be elaborated on is the amount of 
$1,863.19 excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the year in question, 
$1,763.19 more than the estimated excess of Revenue in the budget 
figures presented one year ago. This substantial increase is directly 
attributed to the cost of the 1976 Grand Convocation and credit must 
be given to those who exercised diligent attention to the various 
expenses. 

The 1977-78 budget herewith presented, has been drawn up on the 
followinag extraordinary facts and estimates: 

(a) the purchase of 7,000 copies of the WORK 

(b) the sale of 4,000 copies of the WORK 

(c) reducing the $23,800.00 bank loan required for the purchase 
of the WORK by $15,000.00 

(d) the estimated budget deficit is $$10,000.00. 

(e) The 3,000 copies of the WORK on hand February 28th, 1978 at 
cost equal $10,170.00. 

We would note at this time, that if we were to lift out of the 
estimated income and expense figures, the amount directly attributed 
to the WORK, the budget presented would have reflected a $600.00 
estimated excess of Revenue over Expenditure. 

THE KEYSTONE 
Like previous Finance Committees, we must record our concern 
over the cost of printing the Keystone and respectfully suggest that 
steps be taken immediately to limit the size and number of copies 
printed. And the amount spent by the Committee limited to the amount 
received by donations. No allowance has been made in the present 
budget for the publication of the Keystone. 

SALARIES 
This Grand Chapter is not immune from the ever increasing spiral 
of rising cost and the question of adequate wages is a constant source 
of concern. 

Grand Chapter must, as in all its endeavours, be very realistic, and 
realize that being a fraternal non-profit organization with almost a 
limited income, that we must cut our cloth accordingly. 

Appreciating that everything possible should be done to maintain 
harmony and good working relations in the Grand Chapter office, your 
committee respectfully suggests that this important matter be referred 
to the Advisory Committee for study. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 91 

We note with regret that our Auditors, Borden Wunder Chartered 
Accountants, have tendered their resignation, and we would record at 
this time our appreciation for their co-operation and assistance. 

All of which is respectfully and fraternally submitted on behalf 
of the Committee. 

M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT, P.G.Z., Chairman. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
C. W. Emmett and carried. 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



92 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

ESTIMATE OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE FOR THE YEAR 

ENDING FEBRUARY, 28, 1978 
RVENUES: 

Budget Actual Budget 
1976/77 1976/77 1977/78 

Registration fees $ 2,000.00 $ 2,226.00 $ 2,000.00 

Dues— Per Capita 32,000.00 31,635.00 31,500.00 

Dues— Life Membership 2,400.00 2,400.00 2,400.00 

Dispensations and Warrants 250.00 198.00 200.00 

Sale of Supplies 3,000.00 1,735.70 16,500.00 

Interest of Investments 4,350.00 4,645.06 4,750.00 

Donation from Canusa Tour 50.00 

Keystone Account — — 650.00 

TOTAL REVENUES $44,000.00 $42,889.76 $58,000.00 

EXPENDITURES: 

Grand Chapter — Office: 

Renumeration— Grand Scribe E $ 6,500.00 $ 6,499.92 $ 6,500.00 

Office Assistance 8,200.00 8,048.26 8,200.00 

Rent and Parking 5,200.00 5,288.52 4,450.00 

Miscellaneous (Postage, Tel., etc.) 3,100.00 3,121.27 4,400.00 

Canada Pension, Unempl. Ins., etc. 500.00 334.67 350.00 

$23,500.00 $23,292.64 $23,900.00 
Grand Convocation: 

General Convocation Expense $ 6,000.00 $ 4,436.99 $ 5,250.00 

Executive Committee 2,300.00 2,302.75 2,300.00 

Printing Proceedings 2,500.00 2,212.00 2,500.00 

Regalia— Grand Z 500.00 362.08 300.00 

Testimonial— Grand Z 350.00 350.00 



$11,650.00 $ 9,313.82 $10,700.00 
Printing: 

General Distribution and Office $ 1,500.00 $ 1,420.00 $ 1,500.00 

Supplies for Resale 1,500.00 1,097.87 26,000.00 

$ 3,000.00 $ 2,517.87 $27,500.00 



Travelling: 

Grand Z $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 2,000.00 

Grand Scribe E 500.00 500.00 500.00 

Other 200.00 200.00 200.00 



$ 2,700,00 $ 2,700.00 $ 2,700.00 
Other: 

Audit $ 600.00 $ 600.00 $ 600.00 

Liability and Bonding Insurance 1,000.00 1,050.00 1,000.00 

Jewels and Engraving 700.00 927.24 1,000.00 

Education and Instruction 100.00 25.00 50.00 

Publicity 600.00 600.00 

Foreign Correspondence 500.00 

Keystone Account 650.00 

Total $ 3,050.00 $ 3,202.24 $ 3,300.00 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES $43,900.00 $41,026.57 $68,000.00 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 93 

GRAND CHAPTER "CALLED OFF" 

Grand Chapter was called off at 4:00 p.m. to permit delegates to 
select their Grand Superintendents of the seventeen districts of the 
Grand Jurisdiction and to elect the officers of Grand Chapter for the 
ensuing" year. 

SATURDAY, 30 APRIL, 1977 

Grand Chapter was called on at 9:30 a.m. 

REPORT OF ELECTIONS 

AT THE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH ANNUAL CONVO- 
CATION OF THE GRAND CHAPTER OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS 
OF CANADA IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO, HELD IN THE 
SHERATON-BROCK HOTEL, CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS, 
ONTARIO, ON 28, 29, 30 APRIL, 1977, THE FOLLOWING OFFI- 
CERS AND COMMITTEES WERE ELECTED AND APPOINTED: 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule Grand Z. 

4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton, Ontario L6Y 1P8 



R. Ex. Comp. Aube L. Weisman Grand H. 

141 Cedarvale Ave., Toronto, Ontario M4C 4J9 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick Scott Grand J. 

41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton Ontario L8H 5G9 



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GRAND CHAPTER OFFICERS — Elected 1977 

R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey Grand Chaplain 

42 South Street, Port Hope, L1A 1R8 

R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson Grand Treasurer 

30 Southampton Dr., Scarborough, M1K 4V7 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley Grand Scribe E. 

240 Eglinton Ave. E., Ste. 205, Toronto, M4P 1K8 

R. Ex. Comp. James A. Sheppard Grand Scribe N. 

135 Fenelon Dr., Apt. 804, Don Mills, M3A 3K9 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Mitchell Grand Principal Sojourner 

Alvinston, Ont. N0N 1A0 

R. Ex. Comp. J. George Hofmann Grand Registrar 

Elmvale, Ont. 10L 1P0 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

(By Virtue of Office) 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden Grand Z. 1943-44 

4000 Yonge St., Apt. 535, Toronto, M4N 2N9 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw Grand Z. 1951-52 

655 Waterloo St., London, N6B 2R6 



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M. Ex. Comp. John Loftus House Grand Z. 1955-56 

14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith Grand Z. 1959-60 

169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville, K8N 3W9 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Z. 1961-62 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay Grand Z. 1963-64 

165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel, N4W 1S7 

M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven Grand Z. 1965-66 

R.R. 4, Peterborough, K9J 6X5 

M. Ex. Comp. Fred W. D. Welham Grand Z. 1970-71 

548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, M1P 1J8 

M. Ex. Comp. Leo J. Gent Grand Z. 1972-73 

Box 78, 21 Catherine St. E., Dorchester, NOL 1G0 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson Grand Z. 1974-75 

1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, L6J 2N6 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Honourary 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait N1R 4W4. 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, Benmor 
Towers, Peterborough, K9J 6N6. 

R. Ex. Comp. James W. Woodland, 377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto, 
M6B 1K2. 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Ave., Windsor, N8X, 1R2. 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten van Wamelen, 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. #206, 
Mississauga, L4Y 2N9. 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Elected 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, 65 Cuffley Cres. N., Downsview, 
M3K 1Y1 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon H. Stuart, 506 Comanche Rd., Mississauga, 
L5H 1W2 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward M. Marshall, 137 Emerald St. S., Apt. 11, Hamil- 
ton, L8N 2V4 

R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier, 1241 Willowdale Ave., Ottawa K1H 7S5 

R. Ex. Comp. Oliver T. Flint, 22 Extra St., Guelph, N1H 1Y9 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE — Appointed 

R. Ex. Comp. George Dequetteville, 16 Garden Drive, Grimsby, L3M 3Y1 

R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro, N0J 1J0 

R. Ex. Comp. Ernest L. Goodman, Box 446, Frankford, K0K 2C0 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley, 1144 Vimy St., North Bay, P1B 5C1 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Logan, 650 Grand Ave. W., Apt. 905, Chatham, 
N7L 1C7 



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BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 

(Members of the Executive Committee by Virtue of Office) 

R. Ex. Comp. F. Carl Ackert, Chairman, 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge- 
Gait, N1R 4W4 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, 169 Dufferin Avenue, Belleville, K8N 3W9 

R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner, 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor, N8X 1R2 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS — 1977-78 

St. Clair District No. 1 R. Ex. Comp. George Russel Eagleson 

37 University Ave., Wallaceburg, N8A 2Z7 

London District No. 2 R. Ex. Comp. Richard Allan Cadwallader 

941 Beverley Road, Sarnia, N7S 3L8 

Wilson District No. 3 R. Ex. Comp. Norman Wesley Card 

R.R. #2, Simcoe, N3Y 4K1 

Wellington District No. 4 R. Ex. Comp. Charles William Easson 

74 John St., Orangeville, L9W 2P8 

Hamilton District No. 5 R. Ex. Comp. John Oscar McFeeters 

903 Mohawk Road E., Apt. 602, Hamilton, L8T 2R7 

Huron District No. 6 R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Edward Wheeler 

192 Elizabeth Street, Goderich, N7A 3V1 

Niagara District No. 7 R. Ex. Comp. John McNeill Livingstone 

220 Lock St. W., Dunnville, N1A 1V2 

Toronto East District No. 8 R. Ex. Comp. James William Pearce 

267 The Donway W., Apt. 9, Don Mills, M3B 2V7 

Toronto West District No. 8A R. Ex. Comp. Robert Thornton Rigby 

352 Vodden Street, Brampton, L6V 2N2 

Georgian District No. 9 R. Ex. Comp. Wasile Saranchuk 

520 Claude St., P.O. Box 539, Wiarton, NOH 2T0 

Ontario District No. 10 R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Bruce Tink 

R.R. #1, Hampton, LOB 1J0 

Prince Edward District No. 11 R. Ex. Comp. Walter Robert Turton 

38 First Ave., Trenton, K8V 4G4 

St. Lawrence District No. 12 R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Albert Irwin 

406 Susan St., Cornwall, K6J 2E2 

Ottawa District No. 13 R. Ex. Comp. Virgil Conrad Garrett 

R.R. #2, Sharbot Lake, K0H 2P0 

Algoma District No. 14 R. Ex. Comp. Colin John Ross 

Wabigoon, Ont. P0V 2W0 

New Ontario District No. 15 R. Ex. Comp. Arthur James Scott 

675 Birchwood, North Bay, P1B 4T4 

Temiskaming District No. 16 .... R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Harman Cutten 
231 Devonshire Ave., P.O. Box 56, Iroquois Falls, P0K 1E0 



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ASSISTANT OFFICERS — Appointed 

1977-1978 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett Grand Lecturer 

27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

V. Ex. Comp. William L. Wright Assistant Grand Chaplain 

Box 637, Sault Ste. Marie, P6A 5N2 

V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey Grand Sr. Sojourner 

46 South Drive, St. Catharines, L2R 4V2 

V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Hobson Grand Jr. Sojourner 

937 Falcon Blvd., Burlington, L7T 3B8 

V. Ex. Comp. Vermont Pow Grand Sword Bearer 

R.R. #5, St. Thomas, M5P 3S9 

V. Ex. Comp. Thomas John Quinton Grand Master 4th Veil 

31 Gladstone Avenue, Chatham, N7L 2B9 

V. Ex. Comp. William Richard Oldham Grand Master 3rd Veil 

490- 10th Street, Apt. 301, Collingwood, Box 439, L9Y 2H1 

V. Ex. Comp. Mervin Samuel Tripp Grand Master 2nd Veil 

Fitzroy Harbour, KOA 1X0 

V. Ex. Comp. Gerald Henry Gilmer Grand Master 1st Veil 

35 Crawford St., Brockville, K6V 1S2 

V. Ex. Comp. Joseph Stanley Shield Grand Standard Bearer 

15 Cousins Dr., Aurora, L4G 1B2 

V. Ex. Comp. Richard William Gerring Grand Director of Ceremonies 
352 Lawrence Ave. W., Toronto, M5M 1B7 

V. Ex. Comp. Louis William Leroy Dixon 

Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies 
65 Miramar Cresc, Scarborough, M1J 1R5 

V. Ex. Comp. Reginald Cross Grand Organist 

170 Lake Ave., Carleton Place, K7C 1M2 

V. Ex. Comp. Roy Allen Cumming Grand Pursuivant 

R.R. #1, Winchester, K0C 2K0 

V. Ex. Comp. William Benjamin May Grand Steward 

89 Whitlock St., Stratford, N5A 1T2 

V. Ex. Comp. William John Crookshanks Grand Steward 

1106 O'Brien St. N., P.O. Box 866, Atikokan, POT 1O0 

V. Ex. Comp. Russell H. McCagherty Grand Steward 

P.O. Box 1484, Essex, NOR 1E0 

V. Ex. Comp. Murray Reid Muir Grand Steward 

63 Greenfield Dr., London, N6E 1M8 

V. Ex. Comp. Benjamin George Duncan Grand Steward 

P.O. Box 172, Drumbo, N0J 1G0 

V. Ex. Comp. Robert Allan Borland Grand Steward 

6 Cleaveholm Dr., Georgetown, L7G 3E1 



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V. Ex. Comp. Stanley Easterbrook Chisholm Grand Steward 

62 Main St. E., Milton, L9T 1N3 

V. Ex. Comp. Bruce Steenson Grand Steward 

R.R. #4, Listowel, N4W 3G9 

V. Ex. Comp. Gerald Floyd Hughes Grand Steward 

3510 Bowen Road, Stevensville, LOS ISO 

V. Ex. Comp. Donald Clair Armstrong Grand Steward 

30 Carabob Court, Apt. 1007, Agincourt, MIT 3M2 

V. Ex. Comp. Stephen Edward William Pilcher Grand Steward 

44 Dunning Crescent, Toronto, M8W 4S8 

V. Ex. Comp. George Ernest Styles Grand Steward 

Big Cedar Estates, R.R. #1, Hawkestone, LOL 1T0 

V. Ex. Comp. Robert Edwin Temperton Grand Steward 

725 Adelaide St. E., Oshawa, L1G 2A7 

V. Ex. Comp. John Neal Gray Grand Steward 

101 College St. E., Apt. 8, Belleville, K8P 2E9 

V. Ex. Comp. Walter Warmington Grand Steward 

204 Collingwood St., Kingston, K7L 3X8 

V. Ex. Comp. Meirion Griffiths Grand Steward 

83 Algonquin Ave., P.O. Box 486, Deep River, K0J 1P0 

V. Ex. Comp. William Arthur Cheetham Grand Steward 

466 Egan St., Thunder Bay, P7A 2X5 

V. Ex. Comp. Edward John Powell Grand Steward 

12 Crawford Ave., Sault Ste. Marie, P6B 3A1 

V. Ex. Comp. Amasa Edison Minard Grand Steward 

608 Eyre Blvd., Timmins, P4N 4Z1 

V. Ex. Comp. William Kinnaird Grand Steward 

2560 Kingston Rd., Apt. 207, Scarborough, M1M 1L8 

V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger Grand Historian 

19 Eva Rd., P.H. 5, Etobicoke, M9C 4W4 

V. Ex. Comp. Arthur John Burton Grand Outer Guard 

10 Crestland Ave., Toronto, M4C 3L1 

V. Ex. Comp. David MacLachlan Honourary Grand Outer Guard 

1460 Bayview Ave., Apt. 302, Toronto, M4G 3B3 



98 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF GRAND CHAPTER 

REPORT ON GRAND Z's ADDRESS 
M. Ex. Comp. F. W. D. Welhalm and all Past Grand Z's 

MILEAGE AND PER DIEM 

R. Ex. Comp. Lloyd B. Gillespie, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. George Dequetteville, R. Ex. Comp. Arthur S. Haley 

COMMITTEE OF GRAND CHAPTER OFFICE ORGANIZATION 

M. Ex. Comp. James E. Girven, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson 

Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe 

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett 

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE 
V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger, Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, R. Ex. Comp. Harold Foote, 
R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, V. Ex. Comp. John R. Brown 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE COMMITTEE 
M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, General Chairman 
R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Deputy Chairman 
Vice-Chairmen: District No. 1 — R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Hillman; 
No. 2 — V. Ex. Comp. Lyle James and R. Ex. Comp. Hallett C. Banks; 
No. 3 — R. Ex. Comp. Les Levitt; No. 4 — R. Ex. Comp. John Boswell; 
No. 5— R. Ex. Comp. Ed Marshall; No. 6— V. Ex. Comp. Frank L. 
Barrett; No. 7— R. Ex. Comp. Clark Brooks; No. 8— R. Ex. Comp. E. W. 
Elcombe and R. Ex. Comp. Wm. Morgan; No. 8 A — R. Ex. Comp. Wm. 
Boston and R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart; No. 9 — R. Ex. Comp. George 
Hofmann and R. Ex. Comp. Dalton Moffatt; No. 10 — R. Ex. Comp. Steve 
Tripp and R. Ex. Comp. Jask Meier; No. 11 — R. Ex. Comp. Ernie Good- 
man; No. 12 — R. Ex. Comp. Bob Laushway; No. 13 — R. Ex. Comp. 
William T. Bradley; No. 14— R. Ex. Comp. Chester Miller and R. Ex. 
Comp. Douglas Argent; No. 15 — Ex. Comp. Walter C. Fleming; No. 16 — 
R. Ex. Comp. Harold Fick, and all immediate Past Grand Superintendents 

in all Districts. 

R. Ex. Comp. James A. Sheppard, Secretary 

REVISION AND EDITING COMMITTEE FOR THE WORK, 
INSTALLATION AND MANUAL OF INSTRUCTION 

R. Ex. Comp. Maarten A. van Wamelen, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Advisory Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. Gordon T. Ferguson, R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, 

V. Ex. Comp. Chester Philip, R. Ex. Comp. Ed Elcombe, 

R. Ex. Comp. Irving Ingles 

Ex. Comp. William Bell, Secretary 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 

BURSARY COMMITTEE 

V. Ex. Comp. Charles A. Sankey, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Allan Leal, V. Ex. Comp. Jack Loft 

V. Ex. Comp. E. M. Bluestein, Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon 

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Marshall, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Oliver Flint, Vice-Chairman and Editor of Keystone 

R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Assistant Editor of Keystone 

All Ruling Grand Superintendents 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

R. Ex. Comp. Douglas J. Argent, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Leslie Levitt, R. Ex. Comp. William B. Walker 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward W. Elcombe, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. E. L. Goodman, R. Ex. Comp. Hallett Banks 

FINANCE 

M. Ex. Comp. Charles W. Emmett, Chairman 

Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. John E. Richardson, 

Grand Scribe E., and all Past Grand Z's 

INVESTMENTS 

M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. John Richardson, Vice-Chairman 

Bro. John Lewars, R. Ex. Comp. George Hofmann 

V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

M. Ex. Comp. Bruce H. Smith, Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. John M. Burden, Vice-Chairman 

M. Ex. Comp. John Nayler, R. Ex. Comp. Samuel J. Mitchell, 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward H. Logan, R. Ex. Comp. Clifford J. Meunier 

FRATERNAL CORRESPONDENCE AND REVIEW 
V. Ex. Comp. John E. Yaeger 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

R. Ex. Comp. Gordon Stuart, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Hugh Fackrell, Vice-Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. John Yaeger, R. Ex. Comp. John F. Murdoch 



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CONSTITUTION, LAWS AND JURISPRUDENCE 

M. Ex. Comp. William S. Thomson, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge John A. Cox, Vice-Chairman 

V. Ex. Comp. His Honour Judge Douglas V. Latimer, 

R. Ex. Comp. W. James Curtis 

FRATERNAL DEAD 
R. Ex. Comp. Rev. William Rainey 

CONVOCATION COMMITTEE — 1978 

R. Ex. Comp. Edward Elcombe, Chairman 

R. Ex. Comp. Norman Farrington, Vice-Chairman 

Plus Committee of their own choosing. 



NEXT PLACE OF MEETING 

By Special Resolution of Grand Chapter, the One Hundred and 
Twentieth Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch 
Masons of Canada in the Province of Ontario will be held in the City 
of Toronto, King Edward Hotel, 18, 19, 20 April 1978. 



Address of the Grand Z: 

William H. Sproule, 
4 Elizabeth Street S., 
Brampton, Ont. 
L6Y 1P8 



R. Ex. Comp. Frederick C. Conley, 
GRAND SCRIBE E. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 101 

REPORT ON THE CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

After a careful study of the individual reports of the Grand Super- 
intendents together with the Statistical Tables and with the kind 
assistance of the Grand Scribe E., your Committee takes pleasure in 
presenting- its report on the condition of Capitular Masonry in this 
Grand Jurisdiction, 

First, we note the many tributes which have been paid to our Grand 
First Principal for his untiring efforts to fulfill the duties of his im- 
portant office, of his many visits and personal contacts throughout the 
Grand Jurisdiction, his encouraging addresses, and his sincerity and high 
resolve have renewed enthusiasm wherever he has visited. We are 
greatly blessed by having such dedicated and devoted leadership and 
we can be assured that under such guidance our noble institution will 
continue to prosper. 

The Committee was very sorry to learn of the poor health that 
befell R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand Third Principal, recently. How- 
ever, we are glad to hear that R. Ex. Comp. Scott is now improved and 
expects to be well enough to attend this Grand Convocation. We wish 
him many healthful years ahead. 

From the study of the activities of the Grand Superintendents we 
can report that they deserve our sincerest approbation for the faithful 
and exemplary manner in which they have represented our Grand First 
Principal in advancing Capitular Masonry in our Grand Jurisdiction. 

This report brings some good news and some bad news. Reporting 
first on the good news, your Committee finds that the total membership 
for 1976 to be 18,094, a net gain or increase of 37 members over last 
year. The membership for the year 1966 was 20,781 which indicates 
a loss of 2,687 members over a ten year period. However, this year 
is our first net gain in membership in many years and we believe it is a 
turning point and a trend setter for the next years ahead. Since all 
Chapters have advanced candidates with the exception of 13 Chapters, 
it also indicates that Chapters and Companions are working to promote 
Royal Arch Masonry through various Chapter activities, and especially 
effective have been the Master Mason, or Craft Nights, utilizing that 
outstanding film of Freemasonry, "The Saga of the Holy Royal Arch". 
We rejoice to note that Kitchener Chapter No. 117, has advanced 20 
new candidates in the past 12 months, the highest gain of any individual 
Chapter in the Jurisdiction. 

We find that Deaths, Withdrawals and Suspension account for a 
total loss of 763 members during 1976. The grievous loss by death of 
427 members is one over which we have no control, however, we feel 
that something can be done about suspensions and demits which total 
336. The life membership plan may be the possible answer. 

Our congratulations are offered to Smithville Chapter No. 240 for 
being this year's winner of the Thomson Trophy. This Chapter has 
been twice in jeopardy during recent years and has come back strongly 
with the highest percentage of new members. Tyrian Chapter No. 258 
and University Chapter No. 241 have also placed well at the top this 
year. University Chapter on the verge of surrending its Charter three 
years ago is now making good progress. The example set by these three 



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Chapters in applying the positive virtues of faith and hope, together 
with dedicated labour, shines bright in our Jurisdiction and furnishes 
proof of what can be done by any Chapter in a distressed condition if 
the will is present. 

While we seem to be gaining new members, we again observe that 
we are not getting nearly enough members and officers out at our 
meetings. The analysis of the Statistical Tables provided by our Grand 
Superintendents indicate that the average attendance (not including 
the visitors) this year was 17.9 members per Chapter meeting, or 16 
percent of average Chapter membership. We also learn that average 
visitor attendance to be 5 visitors per Chapter meeting. 

On the official visitation of our Grand Superintendents there were 
42 Chapters where one or more of the three Principals were absent. 
There were four Chapters where the First Principal was absent for one 
reason or another and only eight Chapters where all officers were 
present on the Official Visit. Two Chapters were embarrassed with 
only a total of 4 officers present and one Chapter had no members on 
the sides for the Official Visitation. 

This lack of interest is not only prevalent in Chapters but is 
evidenced in other Masonic bodies and seems to spread itself among 
the affairs of even our Country. Yet it can be overcome as some of 
our Chapters have proven time and time again when sincere desire is 
present and there is a willingness on the part of the Companions to 
assume the necessary labours no matter how difficult. 

We do note that the Grand Superintendents have found that those 
who attend regularly are keen and are keeping up the tradition of 
Capitular Masonry. While we realize that calibre is more important 
than straight numbers, nevertheless we must also bear in mind that it 
is from the membership that the Chapter draws its Officers and gains 
its strength to grow. We strongly recommend that Attendance Com- 
mittees become more determined in their objective to improve Chapter 
attendance, it is moreover beholden upon every Officer to set a better 
example in the fulfillment of his duties. Just as good attendance in a 
Chapter inspires the Officers to do even better work, equally so will 
good administration, interesting Chapter programs and good degree 
work by the Officers inspire members to come to Chapter. 

We have also come to the opinion that informality and laxity in 
some Chapters which at times have been carried to the extreme, affects 
the morale of the Officers and members, with the apparent loss of en- 
thusiasm and interest in Capitular Masonry. We strongly urge that 
Chapter business and ceremonies be undertaken and discharged accord- 
ing to formal and traditional Masonic custom and protocol, bearing in 
mind that "order" is one of the primary governing principles of the 
Universe. 

Now for the subject of outstanding dues and those in arrears beyond 
the period of 12 months. We find only 10 Chapters clear and that the 
total amount of dues outstanding to be $39,154.10, a sizeable amount, 
which if invested wisely would bring in a good return to assist Chapters 
to pay their operating expenses. Furthermore, such a large amount 
would indicate that some Chapters are failing to collect, or perhaps 
not trying to collect the dues owing to the Chapter. A determined 
effort should be made to correct this situation at once. 

We observe with pleasure that one hundred and forty-eight Com- 
panions were honoured in 1976. Although no Companion was the 
recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, we find that sixty-nine 



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Companions received the 25-Year Past Principal's Jewel, that sixty-five 
Companions were awarded the 50-Year Royal Arch Jewel and nine 
Companions were the recipients of the 60-Year Royal Arch Jewel. The 
50-Year Past Principal's Bar was presented to five Companions. We 
offer our warmest and most sincere congratulations to all who have 
received these jewels. Grand Chapter is indebted to these Companions 
for their many years of faithful service and their contribution to our 
ancient and honourable Institution. 

Reporting on benevolence, we find that 49 of our Chapters have 
participated in charitable acts, and that Mt. Sinai Chapter No. 212, in 
particular, has made a substantial contribution in this field. We are also 
aware of the untiring efforts of the Welfare Committee of the two Toronto 
Districts for the dedicated work with the underprivileged children and 
the aged. This year they furnished an emergency room at the York 
Central Hospital in Richmond Hill, provided a piano for the Blind, and 
now plan to raise $10,000 to purchase several kidney diastolysis ma- 
chines to help those who suffer from chronic kidney disease. Truly 
these are acts of Masonic Charity and Brotherly Love in action. There 
is nothing finer. 

We also found in our scrutiny of the Grand Superintendent's reports 
that 67 social events were held by Chapters during the year. Here 
Companions can meet and become better acquainted with the ladies and 
also as a way of showing them our appreciation of their participation 
in our Masonic life. There were also four 100-year Anniversaries and 
two Dedications at which a Banquet and Dance were entertaining high- 
lights of the program. 

Church Services were held in several Districts and by several 
Chapters. We especially commend District 10 for their devotional 
duties, noting 6 Chapters out of 9 reporting a Chapter Divine Service. 
We urge all Companions to give full support to Divine Services as a 
testimony of our faith. 

Regretfully there has been little reported on any overall education 
or instruction work being dispensed within the Jurisdiction. Only four 
Grand Superintendents have reported any progress in this aspect. 
Furthermore, it has been our personal observation that there is con- 
siderable room for improvement in the practice of Masonic protocal at 
many Chapters. It is therefore recommended that our Grand Super- 
intendents be instructed to schedule educational meetings for the 
purpose of guiding Chapters in the procedures of protocol. Also, our 
Principals and Officers must be educated to be leaders, to know how 
to plan, how to set goals and how to reach them, and how to communi- 
cate in order to make the Chapter programs more attractive and result- 
ful, yet at the same time to instill in the hearts of our Companions the 
teachings of our Order through good degree work and Masonic short- 
talks. There is much work to be done in this area and it is suggested 
that the Grand Superintendents utilize the well-skilled services of their 
District Vice-Chairmen of Education and Guidance Committee, services 
which are readily available. 

It is encouraging to learn from the Grand Superintendents that 
District Principal Associations are being rejuvenated or enlivened in 
several Districts. This certainly indicates a greater interest in Royal 
Arch Masonry in these Districts and those responsible are to be con- 
gratulated. 

We have noted the increasing work load placed upon our Grand 
Principals. The Grand Council is expected to perform far and above 



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their physical capacity. They are asked to undertake far too many 
duties with the consequent detriment to their health and efficiency. 

It is recommended that Chapters be encouraged to limit functions 
so that the physical strain on the Grand Council is lessened, or it should 
be possible for the three Grand Principals to divide up the visitation 
and other duties, so that they are required to travel and visit as a Grand 
Council only on the most auspicious occasion. 

In conclusion, my Companions, while this report has necessarily 
been rather critical in certain aspects of our fraternity, of which we 
must report our concern, there are certain other factors that make us 
most enthusiastic as evidenced in the upswing- in membership which 
is now taking place. This is certainly a sign of the turning of the 
tide. 

We continue to be enthusiastic because the message of Royal Arch 
Masonry never grows old — the Masonic theme of loss and recovery — 
in the belief that our past faults and weaknesses are our loss and our 
resurgence and gain in strength to be our recovery. This Masonic 
allegory has much wisdom and ideally pertains to the conditions of this 
present age. 

May Health and Happiness be with you all. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

R. EX. COMP.JOHN F. MURDOCK 

R. EX. COMP. ALEX WILSON 

R. EX. COMP. CHESTER MILLER, Vice-Chairman 

R. EX. COMP.HUGH FACKRELL, Chairman 

Per R. EX. COMP. G. STUART 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by R. Ex. Comp. 
H. Fackrell and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE GRAND Z.'s ADDRESS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

Most Excellent Sir and Companions: 

Your Committee has reviewed the Address of our Grand First 
Principal Most Excellent Companion William H. Sproule. 

We wish to congratulate our Grand Z. on his dedicated leadership 
during the past year, we hasten to assure him that he has indeed 
made a worthy contribution to Royal Arch Masonry during his first 
year in Office, this has been an inspiration to all concerned, the evi- 
dence of the success this year is abundant. Your Committee respect- 
fully acknowledge his kind reference to the assistance and co-operation 
rendered by all Past Grand Z.'s. The Grand Council, The Grand Scribe 
E., all Officers and Committee Chairmen. We are well aware of the 
fact that some of our Past Grand Z.'s now find themselves unable, 
through age, to render the assistance which was their custom down 
through the years to Grand Chapter. However, we assure the Grand 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 105 

Z., their love for our beloved Royal Craft and its Officers remain firm 
and strong. Our thanks and prayer to the Great Architects ever shall 
be for the strength and health which have been given to our leader and 
may the Grand Z. and his council continue to receive these rich blessings. 

Our Grand Z. has paid proper tribute to those dedicated and Loyal 
Companions who since our last Grand Convocation have advanced to 
that House of Many Mansions Eternal in the Heavens. We feel con- 
fident they received that "Well Done Thou Good and Faithful Servant" 
for their devotion to the service of mankind. We mourn their loss, for 
their dedication we shall be ever indebted. 

We commend the Grand Z. for his sincere dedication in the carrying 
out of his many visitations. We were most ably represented. No man 
could do more. He has travelled many miles and brought much en- 
couragement to all throughout our Grand Jurisdiction. 

We concur in the Grand Z.'s welcome to Most Worshipful Brother 
and Very Excellent Companion Eric Nancekivel, our Grand Master and 
a distinguished member of our Grand Chapter. We feel confident that 
the presence of this dedicated Mason with us today has done much to 
further the bond of fraternal affection and respect now existing between 
our two Grand Bodies. 

Your Committee is pleased to learn that our membership loss has 
been stemmed and a slight increase is shown for the first time in many 
years. We are most happy to note the great success in the competition 
for the Membership Trophy. We congratulate Smithville Chapter No. 
240 as the winners this year. We would also extend congratulations 
and thanks to the six Chapters who with a marked increase came so 
close. May all of your endeavours continue, we realize how encouraged 
our Grand Z. must be. 

We concur in the action of our Grand Z. in accepting the applica- 
tion from Midland Chapter No. 94 Lindsay, and Peel Chapter No. 195 
Brampton, that awards of Past Principal Rank be made posthumously 
to Ex. Comp. Earl Stevens and Ex. Comp. Frank Fannin. We place his 
recommendations before Grand Chapter for approval. 

Your Committee concurs and wishes to add their commendation 
for the tireless efforts of the Committee on Ritual Revision. The many 
hours spent has been truly a work of love for our beloved Craft. They 
shall soon have completed a tremendous task, we add our thanks to 
that of our Grand Z. to these dedicated Companions. 

i We concur with the concern of our Grand Z. regarding Benevolence 
towards members and Chapters, we trust all Chapters will endeavour 
to follow out his recommendations for action to deter many demits. 
This, Companions, is Royal Arch Masonry in action. We join the 
Grand Z. in his congratulations to the Convocation Committee — 
Niagara Falls 1977. The many hours and Committee meetings pre- 
paring for his Grand Convocation has provided for the delegates, visitors 
and ladies much comfort and happiness, a most successful Convocation. 

Your Committee concurs with the Grand Z.'s greetings to our 
visitors from the United States and our Sister Provinces. The numbers 
present truly speak well for the high esteem held towards our Grand 
Chapter by these Jurisdictions whose representatives were received by 
our Grand Z. 

We concur with the Grand Z. in his thanks to the Constitution, 
Laws and Jurisprudence Committee who have reviewed the many 
By-Law changes and recommendations. Their assistance to the Grand 



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Z. and our Chapters will be of much benefit to all. We trust they will 
accept his invitation to continue in office for another year. 

We join with our Grand Z. in his appreciation of the work of the 
Bursary Committee. Many awards have been made to deserving stu- 
dents, the assistance given to these young people will result in more 
knowledgeable citizens of the future who required that helping hand 
which it was Royal Arch Masonry's privilege to extend. 

We concur in the appreciation of our Grand Z. to the Archives 
Committee and to his expression of thanks for the work of V. Ex. 
Comp. Rich as Chairman, who has carried on at his home although 
not enjoying good health. We are happy that he has extended the 
invitation that this dedicated Mason carry on his duties as long as he 
wishes. Our Grand Z. in his Address has been most gracious to all 
of his Committees. He has been untiring in his efforts to advance 
Royal Arch Masonry, he advises us ever to keep in mind our Craft 
Lodge. To practice our teachings not only in our Chapters but to all 
men. 

Your Committee trusts that each one of us in this Grand Jurisdic- 
tion will observe his recommendations and support him in his endea- 
vours to build strong Chapters dedicated to the advancement of Masonry. 
We have a troubled world today, Royal Arch Masonry has the oppor- 
tunity to make a great contribution in its improvement through dedica- 
tion to the service of mankind and the worship of the One True God. 

We thank you Most Excellent Sir for your leadership and pray 
that Good Health will prevail during the year to assist you in your 
endeavours. 

Fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. FRED W. D. WELHAM 
M. EX. COMP. W. S. THOMSON 
M. EX. COMP. C. W. EMMETT 
M. EX. COMP. BRUCE H. SMITH 
M. EX. COMP. FRASER HAY, M.D. 

Moved by M. Ex. Comp. F. W. Welham, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
C. W. Emmett and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 

INVESTMENTS 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

The portfolio holdings of the various accounts are respectively 
detailed in the Auditor's report. To briefly summarize events of the 
past year we note the following: 

General Account totalling $50,500 is made up of Trust Company 
G.I.C.'s and pre-encashable bank term deposits of various terms and 
rates. The invested dollar total is unchanged from the previous year. 

Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund is composed of two seg- 
ments viz Capital Account of $68,200 which total has remained constant 
for some years and it is unlikely to decrease in compliance with terms 
of reference passed in years gone by, that the principal cannot be en- 
croached upon. The Non-Capital section of this fund totals $11,000 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 107 

which is some $10,000 lower than the previous year and will be covered 
later in this report. 

The Commuted Membership Fund is progressively moving ahead as 
revenue from higher interest return and new memberships outpaces 
the annual per capita transfer to the General Fund. 

The increased investments noted in the Bursary Fund are primarily 
as a result of transfer of $10,000 from the Victory Thanksgiving Bene- 
volent Fund which completely fulfills the commitment of this grand 
body in prior years, i.e. to expend some of the mounting balance building 
up in Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund by assisting with bursaries 
at the rate of $2,000 per year to a maximum of $10,000. 

The Keystone Fund continues to operate as a deficit balancing 
operation and would appear to be the subject of closer scrutiny. 

The Insurance Fund was commenced several years back with 
nominal capital contributions being transferred annually from the 
General Fund, sufficient amount to be eventually accumulated to 
enable us to become self insured. 

We note that a number of overall changes in content have been 
made over the year as various investments matured, and we are pleased 
to note that in all instances we were able to obtain more enhanced 
yield returns. 

With the concurrence of the Grand First Principal $12,000 3% 
Province of Ontario bonds maturing October 15, 1977 and held in 
Victory Thanksgiving Benevolent Fund were pre-cashed at a loss of 
$4.00 per $100. We further note however that the funds were reinvested 
at 9% thus enabling us to cover the loss but also gain the advantage 
of a higher return within the first and subsequent years. 

In analyzing the overall portfolio holdings we note that a substan- 
tial amount of our investments remain at a very low yield and it is 
recommended that these be followed closely over the ensuing year with 
a view of upgrading the interest return at an early opportunity. 

All of which is fraternally submitted, 

M. EX. COMP. DR. FRASER HAY 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
F. Hay, M.D., and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



REPORT OF THE GRAND CHAPTER BURSARY COMMITTEE 

To the Most Excellent the Grand First Principal, Officers and Members 
of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario. 

We have the honour and duty to present to you the report of the 
Grand Chapter Bursary Committee for the year 1976-1977. 

It is with pride, tempered with humility and gratitude, that we are 
able to advise Grand Chapter that your Committee has completed one 
of the most successful years since its inception. 

Pride, in the realization that, notwithstanding the present adverse 
economic climate, many constituent Chapters have responded generously 



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in supporting the Bursary Fund while significent and valued donations 
have been made by individuals. 

Humility, in acknowledging the active participation of our Grand 
Superintendents, and, particularly, the District Bursary Chairmen, 
without whom we would have been unable to spread the Bursary pro- 
gram and appeal throughout our jurisdiction. 

A share of each of these awards belongs to Mrs. Stuart Taylor, 
who made a very generous donation in memory of her husband, V. Ex. 
Comp. Taylor. 

Gratitude, to the members of this Committee for their advice and 
council, their support and dedication; and for the awareness that our 
work will continue to prosper because of the talents of those appointed 
to serve on this Committee. 

Your Grand Chapter Bursary Committee met on five different occa- 
sions to consider applications and to determine the amount of individual 
awards, dependent on need as outlined in financial statements and on 
academic progress. Discussions were also held on how this Committee 
could best disseminate information to our various constituent Chapters 
to allow Royal Arch Masons' families and dependents to take advantage 
of the availability of the Bursary Fund for suitable applicants and, 
at the same time, seek the necessary financial support so that our great 
program could be carried out adequately and fully. 

A complete brochure was prepared and mailed to each Grand 
Superintendent and District Bursary Chairman containing a history of 
our Bursary program since its inception, a number of prepared talks 
on the Bursaries, quotations from letters from recipients of Bursary 
awards, application forms, and further instructions. 

This year the Committee received 33 applications for Bursary 
assistance. Two of these were withdrawn or not pursued. Twenty- 
eight awards were made for a total of $7,200.00, divided among 13 
young men and 15 young ladies. The applications came from 22 dif- 
ferent Chapters within our jurisdiction. The students attended 18 
different* educational institutions comprising universities, community 
colleges and technical schools. 

The grand total of awards to date is $58,883.00 among 252 Bursaries. 

It has not been my practice since assuming the position of Chair- 
man to single out any particular individuals for special mention. How- 
ever, as this is my final report in this capacity, I would be remiss if I 
failed to acknowledge the especial contribution of our ex-officio 
members who, having completed their term on the Committee, continue 
to give advice and assistance for the benefit of our Order; of Ex. Comp. 
Victor Ozol, District Bursary Chairman Niagara District #7 who pre- 
pared, had printed, and forwarded a most informative folder to all the 
Companions in his District; of Ex. Comp. Robert Rigby, District Bur- 
sary Chairman, Toronto West District #8A, who was responsible for 
obtaining a contribution from every individual constituent Chapter in 
his District; of the many other Companions who have been of great 
assistance to this Committee throughout the years; and last, but by no 
means least, of R. Ex. Comp. Fred Conley, our Grand Scribe E., for 
his continuing efforts on behalf of the Committee. 

Ex. Comp. William Bell retires from the Committee this year. We 
thank him warmly for his services. We will continue to have the 
benefit of his advice as an ex-officio member. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 109 

Due to circumstances beyond his control, your Chairman regret- 
fully relinquishes his office, and expresses his gratitude to Grand 
Chapter for the privilege of serving in that honoured position. 

We take pleasure in recommending the appointment of Ex. Comp. 
Charles A. Sankey, the present Vice-Chairman, as Chairman of this 
Committee. We further suggest that this Committee recommend a 
Companion be named within one month from this date to be a member 
of this Committee and that he be considered appointed for a term of 
five years ending in 1982. 

Respectfully and fraternally submitted, 

WILLIAM BELL (1977) 
ALAN A. LEAL (1979) 
CHARLES A. SANKEY (1980) 
JACK I. LOFT (1981) 

EVERETT M. BLUESTEIN, Chairman, (1978) 
Per Ex. Comp. C. A. Sankey 
Ex-Officio Members: 

JOHN M. BURDEN, 
JOHN L. HOUSE 
CHARLES W. EMMETT, 
JOHN R. BROWN, 
AUBE L. WEISMAN, 
JOSEPH HESSEY, 
CLIFFORD MEUNIER. 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by V. Ex. Comp. 
E. M. Bluestein and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



CHANGES MADE IN THE CONSTITUTION AT THE GRAND 

CONVOCATION 

Changes made in the Constitution at the Grand Convocation held 
in Niagara Falls, 1977, will now read as follows: 

P. 64, Section 145 

A Constituent Chapter may, by by-laws admit any of its Members 
to Life Membership upon payment to the Chapter of a sum of money 
determined by multiplying the Annual Dues of the Chapter (less the 
per capita dues to Grand Chapter) by the amount shown in the following 
schedule opposite the age of the member at his last birth date. In 
addition thereto, there will be paid by the member the commutation 
fee of Grand Chapter, which amount must be forwarded forthwith to 
Grand Chapter, and such payments will exempt the Chapter from the 
payment of further dues to Grand Chapter on his behalf. All life 
membership funds must be kept in a separate account and invested in 
such investments as are authorized by law for trust funds, and no 
portion of such funds and income therefrom may be expended by the 
Chapter, except that at the end of each calendar year all the interest 
earned during that calendar year may be transferred to the general 



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funds of the Chapter. Note — Annual Dues referred to above, mean 
Regular dues, not higher dues, which sometimes apply if not paid by a 
certain date. 

Use Table as in Constitution, Page 65. 

"The amount to be assessed under this section shall not exceed 
the fee for Life Membership fixed by by-law by the Chapter (under 
Section 147) plus the commutation fee due to Grand Chapter under 
section 65 (c)." 

Page 92, Section 1. 

Grand Chapter grants to a Companion, or to relatives of a living 
or a deceased Companion, are to be considered as supplementary aid 
to that given by the Chapter or local board of relief recommending the 
application; the amount of the grant depending in each instance on 
the need for assistance and the ability of the Chapter to provide the 
necessary relief. Inability of the Chapter to contribute will not pre- 
clude consideration of grants by the Grand Chapter Committee on 
Benevolence. 

Page 95, Section 14 

"The Committee on Benevolence may from time to time consider 
and recommend to the Grand First Principal other forms of aid such 
as assistance to Chapters in dire financial need, such assistance to be 
reported by the Committee to the next meeting of the Grand Executive 
following the approval of such grants." 

Page 34, Section 63 (k) 

"No officer or member shall be permitted to be present at any 
convocation of Grand Chapter without the proper clothing of a Royal 
Arch Mason except the Grand Master or a past Grand Master repre- 
senting the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province 
of Ontario, officially representing Grand Lodge, who may wear the 
regalia of Grand Lodge. 

Page 58, Section 122 (a) 

"A man who has been raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master 
Mason, for a period of at least six months, and who is, and remains 
to be, in good standing in any Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons within the Jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario, A.F. & A.M., or within the Jurisdiction of any 
other Grand Lodge, recognized and in fraternal communication with 
the first-mentioned Grand Lodge, is a fit person to be a Candidate for 
the Degrees of Royal Arch Masonry." 

Page 31, Section 62 (e) 

"The Committee shall meet the day before the Annual Convocation 
of Grand Chapter, at the place for holding the same. The Committee 
shall also meet once during the last quarter of each year, on the call of 
the Grand Z. or the President of the Committee. All Committee Chair- 
men and Members of Committees shall be requested to attend and hold 
meetings of their committees in the forenoon and the Executive Com- 
mittee to receive progress reports from Committee Chairmen during 
the afternoon." 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, seconded by M. Ex. Comp. 
W. S. Thomson and carried, 

Resolved that this Report be received by Grand Chapter and adopted. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 111 

OFFICERS INVESTED 

M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand Z., announced that all 
items of business on the Agenda of this Grand Convocation had been 
dealt with. He then requested M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay, M.D., to 
assume the office of Installing- Z. and proceed with the investiture of 
the Officers of our Grand Chapter for the years 1977 and 1978. 

The Grand Scribe E. was requested to read the names of the Officers 
elected pertaining to Installation. The Director of Ceremonies was 
requested to collect the collars and jewels of the elected Officers to be 
installed. The newly elected Officers were then duly installed. The 
elected Officers who had been previousy invested or installed were 
declared installed in their various offices. 

The Grand Superintendents were presented to Grand Chapter, 
obligated and invested according to Ancient Ceremony and placed in 
charge of their Districts. Their election was confirmed by the Grand Z. 
This completed the Ceremony of Installation. 



APPOINTMENTS 

Our Grand Z., M. Ex. Comp. William H. Sproule, read out the list 
of his Appointments for 1977-78. To assist Companions using these 
Proceeding as a reference, these Appointments are listed in their proper 
order starting on page ? ? along with the Elected Officers of Grand 
Chapter. 

Members of the various Committees for 1977-78 are as printed 
following the Elections and Appointments. All members, so named, 
have been sent a sheet showing Appointments, etc. 



MOTIONS 

HISTORIAN AND GRAND REVIEWER 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 

"That V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich be elected Grand Historian 
and Reviewer for 1977-78." 

BENEVOLENCE 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 

"That R. Ex. Comp. George E. Turner be elected to the Committee 
on Benevolence for a term of three years ending 1980." 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOLARSHIP AND BURSARIES 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 

"That the Bursary Committee name a Companion to be added to 
their Committee, within one month from this date, and he be considered 
appointed for 5 years, ending 1982." 



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COMMITTEE ON AWARDS FOR DISTINGUISHED 

SERVICE AWARD 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That M. Ex. Comp. Fraser Hay be eelcted to the Committee for 

the Distinguished Service Award for a term of three years ending in 

1979." 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 

Moved by the Grand H. and seconded by the Grand J., and resolved 
"That V. Ex. Comp. Clifford E. Rich be elected Grand Archivist for 

1977-78." 

THANKS 

Moved by R. Ex. Comp. A. L. Weisman, Grand H., seconded by 
R. Ex. Comp. Fred Scott, Grand J. 
RESOLVED: 

"That the thanks of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of 
Canada be extended to: 

The Credential Committee for the efficient manner in which they 
discharged their duties; 

The Scrutineers for their services in taking charge of the election 
of the Officers; 

The Chairman of General Committee and the Chairman of Sub- 
Committees for their most successful efforts and achievements; 

The Installing Board under the direction of M. Ex. Comp Fraser 
Hay, M.D., and to all those who have contributed to this labour of love 
of our Order; 

The Sheraton Brock Hotel for the splendid accommodation and 
services for our Convocation. 

The labour of the Annual Convocation being 
ended, Grand Chapter was closed in Ample 
Form at 12:00 noon, Saturday, 30 April, 1977, 
Niagara Falls, Ontario. 






Address of the Grand Z.: 
William H. Sproule, 
4 Elizabeth Street S., 
Brampton, Ont. 
L6Y 1P8 



Grand Scribe E., 

240 Eglinton Ave. E., 

Suite 205, 

Toronto, Ont. 

M4P 1K8 



Between the various reports presented to Grand Chapter, M. Ex. 
Comp. William H. Sproule, Grand Z., asked a number of visiting Grand 
First Principals of Sister Judisdictions to speak. They brought greet- 
ings to our Grand Convocation from their Companions and wished for 
our Grand Convocation every success in the future. 

At the Grand Chapter Banquet on Friday evening, 29 April, 1977, 
there were 775 Companions, their wives and friends at dinner. The 
fellowship and dancing which followed was greatly enjoyed by all. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 113 

APPENDIX 

COMPANIONS REINSTATED — 1976 

2— A. Batten; 5— R. J. Sutherland, B. F. Venuta; 16— A. N. Rosen- 
strom; 32— R. Mitten; 36— C. D. Munro; 67— W. J. Moorhead; 79— J. 
Bachly; 82— W. J. Wood; 102— S. J. Hilderly; 129— J. N. Coveney; 
138— G. E. Barton; 212— H. L. Rmberg, N. Mindlin; 214— W. Luke; 
222— E. G. Bolestridge; 227— G. W. Newton; 231— T. K. Johnston; 
250— A. E. King; 261— A. A. Gilchrist; 263— R. Holroyd. 

SUSPENSIONS — CALENDAR YEAR 1976 

2— L. R. Donald; 5— D. W. Ross, W. R. Sutherland; 6— J. E. G. 
Muir, D. Goldstein, M. L. Doubtfire, A. R. Shannon; 7— D. E. Storey, 

C. Hodgins, G. Kerr, G. H. Stephenson; 8 — G. A. Perry, E. Danziger; 
16— M. R. Sinclair, R. W. Ney, D. O. McLean, E. R. Young, W. M. Elie; 
20— J. Ireland, J. Moxam; 23— B. L. Dick, H. B. Kay, J. A. C. Olley, R. 
H. Lee, J. W. Wray, B. R. Jefferies; 24— R. Spiers; 27— J. Saunders; 
34— A. S. Andrews, J. T. Thompson, D. H. Jones; 35— S. W. Walker, 
A. Randall, D. Taylor, E. H. Hetherington; 36— A. C. Mclntyre; D. P. 
Jones; 44 — E. G. Leaver; 46 — C. Baldwin, A. Muma, A. J. Gregory; 47 — 
R. J. Willenbrecht; 54— C. Small; 59— E. S. Wiltse, S. C. E. Toohey; 
68— R. S. Smith; 71— A. McPherson; 82— J. C. Wiwcharyk, W. R. Koski, 
J. H. A. Neetenbeek, C. Will, E. S. Brown, J. Crook; 95— F. H. Attwood, 
R. G. Beach, J. S. MacDougall, J. D. MacFarlane, D. N. MacLean, H. L. 
Ruggles, H. Saville; 102— J. Davison; 103— R. B. Kennedy; 110— D. 
Turney, D. C. Lockhart; 117— F. R. Cole, J. A. Allen; 119— G. W. Nelner; 
133— J. E. Work; 138— E. C. Forsey; 144— F. C. Sabo; 145— M. G. 
Reed, W. J. A. Donnan, L. J. Rayner, G. C. Fenning; 146— T. D. Shackel- 
ton; 147— L. Ballentine, G. W. Gibson; 149— R. G. Hall; 151— C. G. 
Wyburd; 152— K. G. Ross, R. Motts, W. L. Price; 153— G. C. Mark; 
167— S. S. Thomson, D. I. Grant, D. J. N. Light; 168— J. Parker; 169— 

D. C. Edwards; 205— D. Panton; 212—1. Hertzman, B. Kurtz, H. Gang- 
bar, P. Hagen, A. Spring; 213— K. Whyte; 217— F. Wilkins; 220— D. A. 
Tupper, R. M. Hogge; 225— J. Walsh; 227— H. E. Bronson, A. L. Cody, 
232 — S. Meharg; 233 — A. W. Little; 234 — G. V. Sigurdson; 
235— W. J. Garfat, J. K. Davis; 245— J. J. N. Bregman, F. C. Worboys, 
H. Kaut; 246— M. T. Smart; 248— D. R. Grant, E. L. Morphy; 249— T. 
M. S. Turner; 250— W. Thompson, G. F. Thorns, W. G. Dunkley, M. T. J. 
Rouffer, G. Jackson, A. Dercho, R. B. Bradt, B. M. Cook, D. D. De 
Martin; 252— K. Taylor, W. R. Lang, D. H. Kreiter, M. Rosenthal, H. P. 
Courtney; 255— W. E. Wilson, C. Ross Husted, E. H. Lester, D. A. Yake; 
262— L. Hinkley; 263— R. A. Cooper, R. W. Medland, N. T. Brown. 

DEMITTED — CALENDAR YEAR 1976 

1— H. R. Lyons, J. E. Girven; 2— R. P. Wherry; 5— A. Lyall; 6— 
W. R. McCallum, R. S. Darling; 7— A. F. Hall, F. Ray, A. J. Beaudrie; 
8— G. Crowe; 16— C. R. Kinder, J. G. Wilkes, R. G. Campbell, W. K. 
Hamilton, L. O. Nadon, I. Green; 18— H. E. Barney; 19— J. R. Snure, W. 
White; 20— L. Morgan, D. W. Clarkson, E. Modson; 23— L. W. Brown, 
R. Rusling, R. D. Callon, J. T. McClay, F. F. Snow; 24— R. G. Harmer, 
R. G. Boyce; 26— C. H. Hamilton; 27— F. D. Malcolm; 28— G. Porter; 
29— W. L. Franklin; 32— M. Buell. H. C. Smith; 34— D. J. L. Keast; 
36— W. J. Gordon, E. Fitton, E. F. Burkett, J. D. Pollock; 40— A. D. 
Ryder, R. Graydon, R. J. Morrow; 47— J. M. Taylor, A. Mills; 48— R. S. 
Clement, W. F. Thompson, H. H. Godfrey, J. E. Brown; 54 — A. G. 
Robinson, A. G. Little John; 59— F. R. Easton; 62— E. F. Insley, G. N. 



114 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Cook; 68— W. H. Waters; 69— B. E. Durham; 72— J. R. Woodbeck; 74— 
G. Irwin; 76— R. Wetherell, W. Bruyns; 77— C. C. Fiedler, D. Harwood, 
W. J. Scott, D. Pursall; 78— H. H. Cowan, D. L. Richter, D. W. Burnard; 
79— A. F. Boehm, W. A. Fry, A. Olley, R. Davidson; 81— L. Swinn, 
C. R. McCabe, L. G. Richards; 82 — R. F. Pearce, R. L. Cunningham, W. 
J. Miller, W. D. MacKinnon; W. A. Weekes; 83— W. T. J. West, E. C. 
Gray, R. L. Grundon; 90— W. A. Godkin; 91— C. J. Klingstrom, I. Hag- 
gart; 95— J. Jackson, F. H. Flowers; 103— W. C. Raycraft; 112— T. D. 
Hand, R. H. Hodgson; 113— E. M. Riddell, B. E. Mclntyre; 114— D. J. 
Heyda; 117— J. C. Kirkham; 119— K. W. Robertson; 132— J. W. Scott; 
133— F. W. Acheson; 134— W. M. Sellers, H. Coathup; 135— C. G. 
Armstrong, G. Savin, W. A. Smith; 138 — G. W. Summers; 144 — L. Van- 
derwall; 145 — W. J. Armstrong, J. G. McGregor; 146 — G. L. Gross; 149 — 
H. K. Amundsen; 151— D. B. Zadow, R. Headrick, L. E. Goulding, J. D. 
Raymond; 152— W. Edenburn; 155— E. Schmidt; 161— S. D. Prest, R. A. 
Nicholson, W. R. Marsh; 167— R. P. Sibbald; 168— A. S. K. Stinson; 
169— J. V. Dineson; 175— C. R. Robbins; 195— H. J. Turner, E. Lewis, 
M. E. Lustig; 198— H. Purvis, A. Trainor; 210— D. Hall; 212— J. Bassin, 
S. Cohen, H. Marco, M. Amsterdam, N. Naster; 213 — A. D. Burns; 
241— W. Balkwill; 215— J. W. Barker, F. J. Ford, J. A. Wilson, C. R. 
Rayson, D. G. Ryan; 222— G. M. Donohue; 223— J. G. McCharles; 224— 
J. Campbell, A. D. Robertson; 225— H. Wynne; 226— H. C. A. Campbell; 
227— A. Thompson; 230— W. H. McCormack, J. U. T. Burrows; 232— 
H. E. Chamberlain; 233— J. M. R. Findlay; 234— D. L. Meades; 235— 
J. H. Kirkby, J. E. Corcoran; 236— F. J. Clark; 238— W. G. Madge, A. 
G. Burrell, L. G. Crawford; 241— F. B. Cook, L. W. MacPherson, A. 
Glanfield; 243— A. F. Purdy, H. H. Donat, D. W. Syme; 245— G. E. 
Wake, P. H. Tobey; 24&— G. Keyes; 249— A. M. Thompson, A. W. 
Hendry; 251— W. E. Seines, J. W. Bradley; 252— B. Milosevic, S. S. 
Hango; 253— R. W. Smelsor, C. L. Wark; 254— G. A. McMonagle; 257— 
J. Rhijnsburger, J. B. Brisbols; 258— E. Burnell, H. B. C. Madden, D. A. 
Green, R. A. Byford; 260— C. W. Sherlock, H. T. Verral; 261— W. L. 
Hill; 263— D. M. Hughes, V. J. Mange. 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS AND DISTRICT CHAPTERS 

ST. CLAIR DISTRICT No. 1 

R. Ex. Comp. George Russel Eagleson, 37 University Ave., 
Wallaceburg, N8A 2Z7 

47 Wellington Chatham 119 King Cyrus Leamington 

71 Prince of Wales Essex 153 Sombra Wallaceburg 

73 Erie Ridgetown 239 Blenheim Blenheim 

80 Ark Windsor 250 Thomas Peters Windsor 

88 MacNabb Dresden 

LONDON DISTRICT No. 2 

R. Ex. Comp. Richard Allan Cadwaller, 941 Beverley Rd., 
Sarnie, N7S 3L8 

3 St. John's London 81 Aylmer Aylmer 

5 St. George's London 150 London London 

15 Wawanosh Sarnia 214 Vimy Inwood 

53 Bruce Petrolia 238 The St. Andrew London 

54 Palestine St. Thomas 242 St. Paul's Lambeth 

74 Beaver Strathroy 247 Nilestown Nilestown 

78 Minnewawa Parkhill 252 Hiawatha Sarnia 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 115 

WILSON DISTRICT No. 3 
R. Ex. Comp. Norman Wesley Card, R.R. #2, Simcoe, N3Y 4K1 

18 Oxford Woodstock 115 Brant Paris 

20 Mount Horeb Brantford 253 Regal Port Dover 

23 Ezra Simcoe 255 Tillsonburg Tillsonburg 

41 Harris Ingersoll 

WELLINGTON DISTRICT No. 4 

R. Ex. Comp. Charles William Easson, 74 John St., Orangeville, L9W 2P8 

32 Waterloo Gait 218 Prince Edward Shelburne 

40 Guelph Guelph 221 Durham Durham 

67 Enterprise Palmerston 234 Halton Georgetown 

83 Ionic Orangeville 245 Preston Preston 

117 Kitchener Kitchener 

HAMILTON DISTRICT NO. 5 

R. Ex. Comp. John Oscar McFeeters, 903 Mohawk Rd. E., Apt. 602, 
Hamilton, L8T 2R7 

2 The Hiram Hamilton 175 The Hamilton Hamilton 

6 St. John's Hamilton 224 Keystone Hamilton 

75 St. Clair Milton 236 Caledonia Caledonia 

104 White Oak Oakville 243 McKay Stoney Creek 

155 Ancaster Ancaster 262 King David Burlington 

HURON DISTRICT No. 6 

R. Ex. Comp. Stanley Edward Wheeler, 192 Elizabeth St., 
Goderich, N7A 3V1 

24 Tecumseh Stratford 84 Lebanon Wingham 

30 Huron Goderich 129 Elliott Mitchell 

46 St. James St. Marys 146 Bernard Listowel 

63 Havelock Kincardine 147 Lucknow Lucknow 

66 The Malloch Seaforth 

NIAGARA DISTRICT No. 7 

R. Ex. Comp. John McNeill Livingstone, 220 Lock St. W., 
Dunnville, N1A 1V2 

19 Mount Mcriah St. Catharines 69 Grimsby Grimsby 

29 McCallum Dunnville 76 Mount Nebo Niagara Falls 

55 Niagara Niagara-on-the-Lake 184 Hugh Murray Fort Erie N. 

57 King Hiram Port Colborne 240 Smithville Smithville 

64 Willson Welland 

TORONTO EAST DISTRICT, No. 8 

R. Ex. Comp. James William Pearce, 267 The Donway West, Apt. #9, 
Don Mills, M3B 2V7 

4 St. Andrew & St. John 205 Victoria Thornhill 

Toronto 217 St. Alban's Thornhill 

8 King Solomon Toronto 225 Beaver Toronto 

62 York Leaside 235 Aurora Aurora 

79 Orient Toronto 241 University Thornhill 

135 Succoth Uxbridge 258 Tyrian Markham 

145 The St. Patrick Thornhill 263 The Scarborough, Scarborough 



116 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

TORONTO WEST DISTRICT No. 8A 

R. Ex. Comp. Robert Thornton Rigby, 352 Vodden St., 
Brampton, L6V 2N2 

77 Occident Toronto 220 Lebanon Etobicoke 

91 Toronto-Antiquity Toronto 230 Port Credit Port Credit 

138 Shekinah Toronto 231 The St. Clair Richmond Hill 

195 Peel Brampton 232 King Cyrus Toronto 

212 Mount Sinai ... Richmond Hill 233 Oakwood Leaside 

215 Mimico Mimico 246 Humber Weston 

219 Ulster Weston 260 Centennial Streetsville 

GEORGIAN DISTRICT No. 9 

R. Ex. Comp. Wasile Saranchuk, 520 Claude St., P.O. Box 539, 
Wiarton, NOH 2T0 

27 Manitou Collingwood 131 Amabel Wiarton 

34 Signet Barrie 167 Kichikewana Midland 

56 Georgian Owen Sound 198 Couchiching Orillia 

130 Chantry Southampton 261 Seguin Parry Sound 

ONTARIO DISTRICT NO. 10 
R. Ex. Comp. Herbert Bruce Tink, R.R. #1, Hampton, LOB 1J0 

28 Pentalpha Oshawa 94 Midland Lindsay 

35 Keystone Whitby 110 Warkworth Warkworth 

36 Corinthian Peterborough 134 King Darius Cannington 

37 Victoria Port Hope 168 Ionic Campbellford 

45 Excelsior Colborne 249 Palestine Bowmanville 

48 St. John's Cobourg 

PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT No. 11 

R. Ex. Comp. Walter Robert Turton, 38 First Ave., Trenton, K8V 4C4 

7 The Moira Belleville 72 Keystone Stirling 

26 St. Mark's Trenton 144 Presqu'ile Brighton 

31 Prince Edward Picton 161 Madoc Madoc 

44 Mount Sinai Napanee 227 Quinte Friendship Belleville 

ST. LAWRENCE DISTRICT No. 12 

R. Ex. Comp. Thomas Albert Irwin, 406 Susan Street, Cornwall, K6J 2E2 

1 Ancient Frontenac and 68 Maitland Kemptville 

Cataraqui Kingston 112 St. John's Morrisburg 

22 Grenville Prescott 113 Covenant Cornwall 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence 132 Leeds Gananoque 

Brockville 

OTTAWA DISTRICT No. 13 

R. Ex. Comp. Virgil Conrad Garrett, R.R. #2, Sharbot Lake, KOH 2P0 

16 Carleton Ottawa 148 St. John's Vankleek Hill 

61 Granite Almonte 151 Laurentian Pembroke 

114 Bonnechere Renfrew 210 Kitchener Russell 

116 Maple Carleton Place 222 Ottawa Ottawa 

133 St. Francis Smiths Falls 226 Prince of Wales Perth 

143 Glengarry Maxville 248 Dochert Arnprior 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 117 

ALGOMA DISTRICT No. 14 

R. Ex. Comp. Colin John Ross, Wabigoon, Ontario, POV 2W0 

82 Shuniah Port Arthur 152 Alberton Fort Frances 

90 Golden Kenora 254 Golden Star Dryden 

140 Fort William Fort William 259 Quetico Atikokan 

149 Atwood Rainy River 

NEW ONTARIO DISTRICT No. 15 

R. Ex. Comp. Arthur James Scott, 675 Birthwood, North Bay, P1B 4T4 

95 Tuscan Sudbury 103 St. John's North Bay 

102 Algonquin Sault Ste. Marie 257 Espanola Espanola 

TEMISKAMING DISTRICT No. 16 

R. Ex. Comp. Lawrence Harman Cutten, 231 Devonshire Ave., 
P.O. Box 56, Iroquois Falls, POK 1E0 

169 Temiskaming Haileybury 223 Abitibi Iroquois Falls 

213 Northern Lights Timmins 251 Kirkland Kirkland Lake 



FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS FOR 1977 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — Ex. Comp. Claude C. Scilley, 150 
Herchmer Crescent, Kingston K7M 2V9. 

2 The Hiram — Ex. Comp. Henry Brvson Morrison, 56 Galbraith Drive, 
Stoney Creek L8G 1Z9. 

3 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Jas A. Finch, 103 Connaught Ave., London. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— Ex. Comp. A. W. Dellow, 43 Oakley Blvd., 
Scarborough M1P 3P5. 

5 St. George's — Ex. Comp. Russell Ernest Pennington, 236 Langley 
Street, London N6C 4G7. 

6 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Jas. H. Douglas, 545 Parkside Crescent, 
Burlington L7L 4H1. 

7 The Moira— Ex. Comp. Robert D. Jones, 46 Mikel Street, Belleville 
K8N 2J2. 

8 King Solomon's — Ex. Comp. Peter Andres, 23 Savoy Avenue, Toronto 
M4C 2X4. 

15 Wananosh — Ex. Comp. Maurice Nield, 708 Ross Avenue, Sarnia 
N7T 1K2. 

16 Carleton — Ex. Comp. Donald Parke-Taylor, 2055 Navaho Drive, 
Ottawa K2C 0V2. 

18 Oxford— Ex. Comp. C. S. (Jim) Nicholls, 641 Henry St., Woodstock. 

19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. Mansell, J. Overend, 38 Maplewood Dr., 
St. Catharines L2M 3P1. 

20 Mount Horeb — Ex. Comp. Leslie J. North, 192A Dunsdon Street, 
Brantford N3R 6K2. 

22 Grenville— Ex. Comp. R. K. Laushway, 695 East St., Prescott, Ont. 

23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. S. W. Holden, R.R. #3, Simcoe N3Y 4K2. 

24 Tecumseh— Ex. Comp. Stuart R. McTavish, 139 McNab Street, 
Stratford N5A 1Z5. 



118 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

26 St. Mark's— Ex. Comp. G. Cowan, 49 Kidd Avenue, Toronto, Ont. 

27 Manitou— Ex. Comp. William R. Oldham, Box 439, Collingwood. 

28 Pentalpha — Ex. Comp. Amos Rubin, 894 Juniper Street, Oshawa. 

29 McCallum— Ex. Comp. Eric Stabler, R.R. #2, Dunnville N1A 2W2. 

30 Huron — Ex. Comp. Leroy P. Harrison, 301 Huron Road, Goderich 
N7A 3A1. 

31 Prince Edward— Ex. Comp. Ronald Stone, Box 19, Picton KOK 2T0. 

32 Waterloo — Ex. Comp. Irvine Richardson, 14 Jaffray Street, Cam- 
bridge N1R 3H9. 

34 Signet — Ex. Comp. Frank M. Campbell, Edgar, Ont. 

35 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Kalman E. Banitz, 339 St. Lawrence Street, 
Whitby LIN 1H2. 

36 Corinthian — Ex. Comp. A. A. Mortlock, 748 Hopkins Avenue, Peter- 
borough K9J 4Y5. 

37 Victoria — Ex. Comp. J. A. McGlashon, 4 Freeman Drive, Port Hope. 

40 Guelph — Ex. Comp. Richard Wm. Deacon, 123 Grange St., Guelph. 

41 Harris — Ex. Comp. J. Alexander McLeod, Kintore NOM 2C0. 

44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. William Lyons, R.R. #3, Roblin. 

45 Excelsior — Ex. Comp. Peter D. Moore, Apt. Ill, 155 Toronto Rd., 
Port Hope. 

46 St. James — Ex. Comp. John Puttock, St. Mary's, Ontario. 

47 Wellington— Ex. Comp. R. B. Morris, P.O. Box 855, Tilbury. 

48 St. John's — Ex. Comp. Lawrence James, 21 Bayview Crescent, 
Cobourg. 

53 Bruce — Ex. Comp. Fred B. Seager, Brigden, Ont. 

54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Harold Clark, 5 Glanworth Ave., St. Thomas. 

55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. Robert Hill, R.R. #2, St. Catharines. 

56 Georgian — Ex. Comp. Frank Binns, R.R. #5, Owen Sound. 

57 King Hiram— Ex. Comp. D. J. Shibley, 803 Elm Street, Port Col- 
borne L3K 4R5. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence — Ex. Comp. J. Max Laushway, 132 Pearl 
Street W., Brockville. 

61 Granite — Ex. Comp. Wright Mohr, 2133 Navaho Drive, Ottawa. 

62 York — Ex. Comp. G. D. Rennick, 210 Glencairn Avenue, Toronto. 

63 Havelock — Ex. Comp. D. V. Manary, Tiverton, Ont. 

64 Willson— Ex. Comp. M. J. Whyte, 36 Pelham St., N. Fonthill. 

66 Malloch — Ex. Comp. J. Lavender, Hensall, Ontario. 

67 Enterprise — Ex. Comp. W. Gordon Speers, R.R. #2, Pahnerston 
NOG 2P0. 

68 Maitland— Ex. Comp. Robert L. Abbott, P.O. Box 412, Richmond. 

69 Grimsby — Ex. Comp. William Walter Claus, Victoria Avenue North, 
Vineland. 

71 Prince of Wales — Ex. Comp. Lloyd G. Crawford, 66 Augustine Dr., 
Kingsville, Ont. N9Y 1C5. 

72 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Russell Sills, R.R. #2, Stirling. 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Glen Newcombe, Ridgetown, Ont. NOP 2C0. 

74 Beaver — Ex. Comp. Lewis McGuire, 291 Head St. N., Strathroy. 

75 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Bruce McKerr, 260 Woodward Street, Milton. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 119 

76 Mount Nebo— Ex. Comp S. T. (Terry) McKay, 5699 Heritage 
Drive, Niagara Falls. 

77 Occident — Ex. Comp. Clayton V. Shibley, 45 Wildwood Crescent, 
Toronto. 

78 Minnewawa— Ex. Comp. Aubrey W. Bell, Thedford, Ont. 

79 Orient — Ex. Comp. Norman Gurr, 1185 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough. 

80 Ark — Ex. Comp. Thomas Pape, 450 Victoria Ave., Apt. 206, Windsor 
N9A 4M9. 

81 Aylmer — Ex. Comp. Harold Nelson, Box 182, Aylmer N5H 2R8. 

82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. D. B. Wilson, 2624 Walnut St., Thunder Bay 
P7C 1L2. 

83 Ionic— Ex. Comp. Arthur Townley, R.R. #5, Orangeville L9W 2Z2. 

84 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. J. Arthur B. Fisk, Teeswater, Ont. 

88 MacNabb — Ex. Comp. Willard Carman Barnes, 12 Opal Court, 
Chatham N7M 5V6. 

90 Golden — Ex. Comp. Raymond Leslie Howard, 1320 East Highway, 
Kenora. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — Ex. Comp. Ronald Maxwell Blake, 2431 Ham- 
mond Road, Mississauga L5K 1T3. 

94 Midland— Ex. Comp. Joe Taylor, R.R. #1, Haliburton, Ont. 

95 Tuscan — Ex. Comp. G. W. H. Reed, 4 Holmes Street, Murray Mine, 
Copper Cliff POM 1N0. 

102 Algonquin — Ex. Comp. Percy George King, 95 Bellevue Ave., Sault 
Ste. Marie. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. R. D. McConkey, 25 Shore Acres Blvd., 
North Bay. 

104 White Oak— Ex. Comp. Donald Mathers, 2283 - 8th Line, Oakville 
L6J 4Z2. 

110 Warkworth — Ex. Comp. Wayne Young, 294 McDonnel St., Apt. 304, 
Peterboro. 

112 St. John's — Ex. Comp. F. G. Devaul, Morrisburg, Ont. 

113 Covenant — Ex. Comp. Byron Gordon, 1233 Caswell Crescent, Corn- 
wall, Ont. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. James Selkirk, 55 Mutual St., Renfrew. 

115 Brant — Ex. Comp. Charles Willton, 115 Erie Ave., Brantford. 

116 Maple— Ex. Comp. M. W. Crampton, R.R. #1, Carleton Place 
K7C 3P1. 

117 Kitchener — Ex. Comp. Douglas W. Taylor, 164 Mooregate, 
Kitchener. 

119 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. Rae Whitesell, 384 Erie St. S., Leamington. 

129 Elliot^Ex. Comp. Thos. L. Scott, Staffa, Ont. 

130 Chantry — V. Ex. Comp. Ross DeLong, Southampton, Ont. 

131 Amabel — Ex. Comp. Oliver Hardman, Box 614, Wiarton, Ont. 

132 Leeds — Ex. Comp. George Gibbins, Pine St., Gananoque. 

133 St. Francis— V. Ex. Comp. W. J. Carpenter, 34 Condie Street, 
Smiths Falls. 

134 King Darius — Ex. Comp. Eugene Matwijecky, R.R. #2, Sunderland. 

135 Succoth — Ex. Comp. William Morgan, Uxbridge, Ont. 

138 Shekinah — Ex. Comp. Ernest H. Moyle, 143 Bernice Crescent, To- 
ronto M6N 1X3. 



120 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. W. T. Miller, 2601 Ridgeway Street, 
Thunder Bay. 

143 Glengarry — Ex. Comp. Charles W. Craig, Box 221, Cornwall. 

144 Presqu'ile — Ex. Comp. Wayne Mackey, Box 962, Brighton. 

145 The St. Patrick — Ex. Comp. Arend Priester, 63 Fordwich Crescent, 
Rexdale M9W 2T6. 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Victor Willis, Atwood, Ont. 

147 Lucknow— Ex. Comp. Fraser McKinnon, R.R. #5, Lucknow NOG 2H0. 

148 St. John's— 

149 Atwood — Ex. Comp. William Scott Hagarty, Rainy River POW 1L0. 

150 London — Ex. Comp. Hans J. Reinhardt, Box 972, Lambeth NOL ISO. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Stewart Bell, 278 Christie St., Pembroke 
K8A 4R2. 

152 Alberton— Rt. Ex. Comp. Wilfred George Sanders, 4>0i6 Church 
Street, Fort Frances P9A 1E2. 

153 Sombra — Ex. Comp. Albert Eagleson, 611 Sandra Crescent, Wallace- 
burg. 

155 Ancaster — Ex. Comp. Douglas Mitchell, 2071 Prospect Street, Bur- 
lington. 
161 Madoc— Ex. Comp. William Nayler, Box 539, Madoc K0K 2K0. 

167 Kichikewana — Ex. Comp. Lionel E. Hanmer, 398 Midland Avenue, 
Midland L4R 3K9. 

168 Ionic— Ex. Comp. Ian McCulloch, P.O. Box 724, Campbellford. 

169 Temiskaming— Ex. Comp. Gunnar Kallunki, Cobalt P0J 1C0. 

175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. Earl E. McGillivray, 17 Cope Street, 

Hamilton L8H 5A8. 
184 Hugh Murray— Ex. Comp. Victor William Ozol, 409 Buffalo Road, 

Fort Erie L2A 5G6. 
195 Peel— Ex. Comp. Basil Fowler, 370 Steeles Ave. E., Apt. 605, 

Brampton. 
198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. D. J. Messenger, 239 Colborne St. W., 

Orillia L3V 6T6. 
205 Victoria — Ex. Comp. L. Burrows, 5 Canfield Place, Don Mills. 
210 Kitchener— Ex. Comp. Wm. A. Boland, R.R. #6, Ottawa. 

212 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. Ernest Dicker, Q.C., 10 Fairway Heights 
Crescent, Thornhill L3T 1K2. 

213 Northern Lights— Ex. Comp. R. G. Theyers, 725 Rochdale Street, 
Timmins. 

214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. John E. Randall, Shamrock Street, Oil City. 

215 Mimico — Ex. Comp. Wm. W. Accette, 4 Mitcham Road, Toronto 
M8W 2J7. 

217 St. Alban's — V. Ex. Comp. Norman F. Brown, 3 Malcolm Road, 
Toronto M4P 1X7. 

218 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Robert L. McLaren, Box 582, Shelburne. 

219 Ulster — Ex. Comp. John Glass, 43 Duntroon Crescent, Rexdale 
M9V 2A1. 

220 Lebanon— Ex. Comp. James R. Dodd, 261 The West Mall, Apt. 6, 
Etobicoke M9C 1C7. 

221 Durham — Ex. Comp. Bruce Auckland, R.R. #4, Durham, Ont. 

222 Ottawa — Ex. Comp. Joseph R. Marshall, 20 Carola Street, Ottawa 
K2G 0Y1. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 121 

223 Abitibi— Ex. Comp. Stephen Fellos, Iroquois Falls A, POK 1G0. 

224 Keystone— Ex. Comp. David H. Felker, 27 East 21st Street, 
Hamilton L8V 2T3. 

225 Beaver— Ex. Comp. James Thomson, 1007 - 1950 Kennedy Road, 
Scarborough. 

226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp. Verne W. Campbell, Box 782, 103 
Marshall Street, Almonte. 

227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. T. Stewart Hay, 5 Humewood Drive, 
Belleville K8N 4C9. 

230 Port Credit — Ex. Comp. John Insley, 6 Ann Street, Mississauga 
L5G 3E6. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Wm. E. Ratcliffe, 24 Nipigon Avenue, Willow- 
dale M2M 2V8. 

232 King Cyrus — Ex. Comp. Denis Vembu, 3 Remington Drive, Islington 
M9A 2J2. 

233 Oakwood— Ex. Comp. G. McNeice, 3 Wild Cherry Lane, Thornhill. 

234 Halton — Ex. Comp. James Walters, 86 Weber Drive, Georgetown. 

235 Aurora — Ex. Comp. L. Edgar Marsden, 11 Haida Drive, Aurora 
L4G 3C6. 

236 Caledonia— Ex. Comp. Charles Fox, R.R. #5, Cayuga N0A 1A0. 

238 The St. Andrew— Ex. Comp. Harold Clarke, 117 Applewood Crescent, 
London. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. J. Donald Stewart, Talbot St., Blenheim. 

240 Smithville— Ex. Comp. Grant Evert Ellis, R.R. #3, Wellandport 
LOR 2J0. 

241 University — Ex. Comp. John Storey, Apt. 1007, 820 Burnhamthorpe 
Road, Etobicoke M9C 4W2. 

242 St. Paul's — Ex. Comp. James Dorrance, 42 Hawkesbury Avenue, 
London N5V 2K1. 

243 McKay— Ex. Comp. William Fisher, 60 Ziraldo Road, St. Catharines. 

245 Preston — R. Ex. Comp. Charles Fotheringham, 79 Fairfield Ave., 
Kitchener. 

246 Humber — Ex. Comp. Robert Jolly, 31 Heavitree Drive, Downsview 
M3L 1K5. 

247 Nilestown — Ex. Comp. Donald J. Gent, 11 Linwood St., London. 

248 Dochert — Ex. Comp. Stanley Munro, Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. 

249 Palestine — Ex. Comp. Ray Walker, 111 Haunton Road East, Apt. 
316, Oshawa. 

250 Thomas Peter's— Ex. Comp. Ralph Robb Webster, 2496 Westminster 
Blvd., Windsor. 

251 Kirkland— Ex. Comp. Robert McLeod, Box 534, Kirkland Lake. 

252 Hiawatha— Ex. Comp. Peter B. Carr, 547 Errol Road W., Sarnia. 

253 Regal — Ex. Comp. Alex Pow, 35 Warren Avenue, Simcoe. 

254 Golden Star— Ex. Comp. R. I. Skene, Oxdrift, Ont. 

255 Tillsonburg— Ex. Comp. Harry Lambert, R.R. #1, Delhi. 

257 Espanola — Ex. Comp. John D. Wismer, 36 Poplar Road, Elliot Lake 
P5A 2J3. 

258 Tyrian — Ex. Comp. Nick Vendetti, 57 Gage Ave., Scarborough. 

259 Quetico— Ex. Comp. G. Keith Stone, Box 1491, Atikokan. 

260 Centennial— Ex. Comp. F. T. Brennan, 23 Metcalfe Crt., George- 
town L7G 4N8. 



122 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

261 Seguin— Ex. Comp. C. R. Griffiths, 18 William St., Parry Sound. 

262 King David— Ex. Comp. George Edward (Ted) Clarke, 512 Kenmarr 
Cr., Burlington L71 4R7. 

263 Scarborough — Ex. Comp. F. G. Logsdon, 14 Fairwood Crescent, 
West Hill M1E 3T1. 



SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS FOR 1977 

1 Ancient Frontenac & Cataraqui — V. Ex. Comp. E. Leslie Earl, 252 
Collingwood Street, Kingston, Ont. K7L 3X8. 

2 The Hiram — V. Ex. Comp. Douglas Home, 84 Cope Street, Hamilton, 
Ont. L8H 5B2. 

3 St. John's — R. Ex. Comp. Chas. G. Smuck, 400 Beaverbrae Dr., Apt. 
405, London N6H 1W3. 

4 St. Andrew & St. John— R. Ex. Comp. K. L. Bellamy, 25 Ferncroft 
Dr., Scarborough M1N 2X3. 

5 St. George's— V. Ex. Comp. Malcolm McRae, 1312 Brydges St., 
London N5W 2C4. 

6 St. John's — Comp. Paul Hirst, 95 Barclay Street, Hamilton, Ont. 
L8S 1P3. 

7 The Moira — V. Ex. Comp. Stanley H. Lennox, 265 Bleecker Ave., 
Belleville K8N 3V3. 

8 King Solomon's — R. Ex. Comp. Harold Ince, 82 Spruce Ave,, Thorn- 
hill L4V 1T8. 

15 Wawanosh — Ex. Comp. D. H. Gosnell, 1204 Sherwood Trail, Sarnia 
N7V 2H4. 

16 Carleton— 

18 Oxford— R. Ex. Comp. George L. Nutt, 516 Fair St., Woodstock 
N4S 5T6. 

19 Mount Moriah — Ex. Comp. Frederick Chess, 23 Lancaster Ave., 
St. Catharines L2R 2R7. 

20 Mount Horeb— V. Ex. Comp. Arthur W. Cox, Apt. 210, 2673 King 
St. E., Hamilton L8K 1Y6. 

22 Grenville— V. Ex. Comp. L. O. Walker, P.O. Box 47, Prescott 
KOE 1T0. 

23 Ezra— Ex. Comp. N. Eric Jensen, 24 Beckett Blvd., Simcoe N3Y 4C7. 

24 Tecumseh — Comp. David McDermott, 239 Nile Street, Stratford, 
N5A 4G1. 

26 St. Mark's — Ex. Comp. L. A. Coward, 41 Second Avenue, .Trenton 
K8V 5L6. 

27 Manitou — R. Ex. Comp. B. M. Conron, 120 Maple Street, Colling- 
wood L9Y 2P8. 

28 Pentalpha— Comp. Floyd T. Fowler, 367 Elizabeth St., Oshawa 
L1J 5S7. 

29 McCallum— R. Ex. Comp. Frank Martin, 421 Pine Street, Dunnville 
N1A 2L7. 

30 Huron— R. Ex. Comp. Wm. G. Treble, R.R. #5, Goderich N7A 3Y2. 

31 Prince Edward — Ex. Comp. Douglas E. Palmer, R.R. #2, Consecon 
K0K 1T0. 

32 Waterloo — Comp. W. Percy Clark, 67 Aberdeen Road S., Cambridge 
N1S 2X6. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 123 

34 Signet— R. Ex. Comp. George Wm. Campbell, 282 Essa Fd., Barrie 
L4M 4S7. 

35 Keystone — Ex. Comp. Rev. Stan E. Smith, 382 Jarvis Street, 
Oshawa L1G 5L2. 

36 Corinthian — Comp. R. G. Huggins, 507 Hunter St. W., Peterborough 
K9H 2M9. 

37 Victoria— R. Ex. Comp. W. H. Meldrum, 19 Scriven Blvd., Port Hope 
L1A 3R3. 

40 Guelph— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Quant, 4 Caledonia St., Guelph 
NIG 2C5. 

41 Harris — R. Ex. Comp. John C. Ferguson, Box 92, Embro NOJ 1J0. 

44 Mount Sinai — Ex. Comp. J. H. Ramsay, Box 206, Napanee K7R 3M3. 

45 Excelsior— R. Ex. Comp. Delbert D. M. Peebles, R.R. #3, Colborne 
KOK ISO. 

46 St. James— V. Ex. C. E. Dunseith, R.R. #3, St. Marys NO'M 2V0. 

47 Wellington — Ex. Comp. Wm. A. Evans, 84 Richmond St., Chatham 
N7M 1N7. 

48 St. John's— Ex. Comp. George Finnie, R.R. #1, Port Hope L1A 3V5. 

53 Bruce— V. Ex. Comp. Robert M. Story, P.O. Box 765, Petrolia 
NON 1R0. 

54 Palestine — Ex. Comp. G. Robt. Jackson, 69 Balaclava St., St. Thomas 
N5P 3C4. 

55 Niagara — Ex. Comp. K. Woodhouse, 36 Turner Crescent, St. Cath- 
arines L2P 2H6. 

56 Georgian — Comp. Bruce MacDonald, 541 - 14th St. West, Owen 
Sound N4K 3Y3. 

57 King Hiram— V. Ex. Comp. L. L. Doan, 801 Elm St., Port Colborne 
L3K 4R5. 

59 Sussex-St. Lawrence— V. Ex. Comp. G. B. Carley, 207 King St. East, 
Brockville K6V 1C5. 

61 Granite — Ex. Comp. Robert A. Young, R.R. #3, Almonte K0A 1A0. 

62 York— Ex. Comp. J. S. Shield, 15 Cousins Dr., Aurora L4G 1B2. 

63 Havelock— Ex. Comp. J. Clifford Cox, R.R. #5, Kincardine NOG 2G0. 

64 Willson — R. Ex. Comp. J. C. L. McKeand, 5 Birchmount Drive, 
Welland L3C 4A9. 

66 Malloch— Ex. Comp. Keith Sharp, Box 819, Seaforth N0K 1W0. 

67 Enterprise — R. Ex. Comp. L. E. Morphy, Box 188, Palmerston 
NOG 2P0. 

68 Maitland — R. Ex. Comp. Gideon J. J. Purcell, Box 9, Oxford Station 
K0G 1T0. 

69 Grimsby — V. Ex. Comp. Lionel Leslie Lymburner, 3 John Street, 
Grimsby L3M 1X4. 

71 Prince of Wales— R. Ex. Comp. R. Charles Brushett, P.O. Box 68, 
Essex NOR 1E0. 

72 Keystone— Ex. Comp. Doug. Pyear, R.R. #3, Frankford KOK 2C0. 

73 Erie — Ex. Comp. Murray Harvey Nobelen, R.R. #4, Thamesville 
NOP 2K0. 

74 Beaver— Ex. Comp. M. E. Gare, 24 Front St. E., Strathroy N7G 1Y4. 

75 St. Clair— R. Ex. Comp. C. G. Lewington, 336 Pearl St., Milton 
L9T 1M4. 



124 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

76 Mount Nebo— Comp. Robert Philips, 6535 Ker Street, Niagara 
Falls L2G 1X7. 

77 Occident— Ex. Comp. Sam F. Hall, 666 Merton Street, Toronto 
M4S 1B8. 

78 Minnewawa— V. Ex. Comp. Chas. J .Fox, R.R. #5, Parkhill NOM 2K0. 

79 Orient — Comp. Desmond Ewins, 102 Scarboro Ave., West Hill 
MIC 1M4. 

80 Ark — Comp. Lawrence E. Smallwood, 858 Laporte Ave., Windsor 
N8S 3R4. 

81 Aylmer— Ex. Comp. Roy Sinden, 35 Dufferin St., Aylmer N5H 2L7. 

82 Shuniah— Ex. Comp. W. A. Cheetham, 466 Egan St., Thunder Bay 
P7A 2X5. 

83 Ionic— Comp. W. A. Jackson, Box 21, R.R. #5, Orangeville L9W 2Z2. 

84 Lebanon — Ex. Comp. Alex Robertson, Box 502, Wingham NOG 2W0. 
88 MacNabb— V. Ex. Comp. Grant E. H. Brandon, P.O. Box 399, 

Dresden NOP 1M0. 

90 Golden— R. Ex. Douglas J. Argent, 413 2nd St. S., Kenora P9N 1G7. 

91 Toronto-Antiquity — Ex. Comp. L. W. Dixon, 65 Miramar Cres., 
Scarborough M1J 1R5. 

94 Midland— Comp. Ivan B. Brown, R.R. #2, Lindsay K9V 4R2. 

95 Tuscan— R. Ex. Comp. W. B. Walker, P.O. Box 142, Sudbury 
P3E 4N5. 

102 Algonquin — Ex. Robert Angus Beaton, 951 Wellington Street East, 
Sault Ste. Marie P6A 2N8. 

103 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Cant, 198 Dorothy Street, North 
Bay, P1B 7Y2. 

104 White Oak— R. Ex. Comp. S. R. Amos, 87 Birch Hill Lane, Oakville 
L6K 2P1. 

110 Warkworth — Comp. William G. Taylor, Box 13, Warkworth 
K0K 3K0. 

112 St. John's— Ex. Comp. Gordon W. Thorn, P.O. Box 99, Morrisburg 
K0C 1X0. 

113 Covenant — R. Ex. Comp. Bruce Sixsmith, 1018 Oak Crescent, Corn- 
wall K6J 2N1. 

114 Bonnechere — Ex. Comp. Harold C. Skinner, 547 Fortington St., 
Renfrew K7V 1E5. 

115 Brant — Comp. Ben Duncan, Box 172, Drumbo N0J 1G0. 

116 Maple— Ex. Comp. Reg. I. Cross, 170 Lake Ave. W., Carleton Place 
K7C 1M2. 

117 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. Frank L. Barrett, 34 Sheldon Ave. N., Kit- 
chener N2H 3M2. 

119 King Cyrus— V. Ex. Comp. Donald Robinson, 62 Oak St. W., Leam- 
ington N8H 2B3. 

129 Elliots— V. Ex. Comp. Wm. H. Cheoros, Box 115, Mitchell N0K 1N0. 

130 Chantry— V. Ex. Comp. J. Kennedy, Box 156, Southampton N0H 2L0. 

131 Amabel— V. Ex. Comp. Orville B. Greig, Box 356, Wiarton N0H 2T0. 

132 Leeds— Comp. Alex. L. Wheeler, 45 Centre St., Gananoque K7G 2H8. 

133 St. Francis— V. Ex. Comp. G. P. Marshall, 25 McEwen Ave., Smiths 
Falls K7A 2K2. 

134 King Darius— Ex. Comp. Kenneth Hubbert, Manilla K0M 2J0. 

135 Succoth— V. Ex. Comp. H. V. Watson, Box 397, Uxbridge L0C 1K0. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 125 

138 Shekinah— V. Ex. Comp. Bernard W. Spencer, 19 Alicewood Ct., 

Rexdale M9V 3Y1. 
140 Fort William— Ex. Comp. C. A. Bangs, 631 Vickers St. N., Thunder 

Bay P7C 4B6. 

143 Glengarry — Ex. Comp. Roderick F. McRae, Box 2, Maxville 
KOC 1T0. 

144 Presqu'ile— Ex. Comp. Frank Lindsey, Box 402, Brighton KOK 1H0. 

145 The St. Patrick— Comp. Murray B. Henderson, #1006, 25 Parkway 
Forest Dr., Willowdale M2J 1L4. 

146 Bernard — Ex. Comp. Bert Hastings, 248 Main St. E., Listowel 
NOG 3A0. 

147 Lucknow — Ex. Comp. Gordon Montgomery, Box 99, Lucknow 
NOG 2H0. 

148 St. John's— 

149 Atwood— Ex. Comp. William B. Warner, Rainy River POW 1L0. 

150 London — V. Ex. Comp. Bloss E. Doupe, 419 Randol Dr., London 
N6J 1C5. 

151 Laurentian — Ex. Comp. Melvin Pilatzke, 584 Boundary Rd., Pem- 
broke K8A 6M3. 

152 Alberton — Ex. Comp. Edmond Ashburn Langstaff, 1-801 Cornwall 
Avenue, Fort Frances P9A 3G4. 

153 Sombra— V. Ex. Comp. Thomas R. Kenny, R.R. #6, Wallaceburg 
N8A 4L3. 

155 Ancaster— V. Ex. Comp. George A. Penny, R.R. #2, 1768 Shaver 

Rd., Ancaster L9G 3L1. 
161 Madoc— V. Ex. Comp. D. Kernohan, Box 519, Madoc KOK 2K0. 

167 Kichikewana— V. Ex. Comp. Karl E. Morrison, 523 Elizabeth St., 
Midland L4R 2A2. 

168 Ionic— V. Ex. Comp. F. W. Long, P.O. Box 143, Campbellford 
K0L 1L0. 

169 Temiskaming — Ex. Comp. T. L. MacDougall, Box 425, New Liskeard 
P0J 1P0. 

175 The Hamilton— Ex. Comp. Gerald H. R. Crawshaw, 176 West 35th 

St., Hamilton L9C 5K8. 
184 Hugh Murray — Comp. William John Duchart, 1230 Hollywood St., 

Fort Erie L2A 3B3. 
195— Peel— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Kline, 40 David St., Brampton L6X 1J5. 

198 Couchiching— Ex. Comp. L. F. Pickering, 239 Laclie Street, Orillia 

L3V 4N5. 
205 Victoria— V. Ex. Comp. G. J. Hall, 18 Kingsdale Ave., Willowdale 

M2N 3W1. 
210 Kitchener— V. Ex. Comp. W. M. Stanley, Box 10, Russell K0A 3B0. 

212 Mount Sinai— R. Ex. Comp. Samuel Tenenbaum, Apt. 201, 3905 
Bathurst St., Downsview M3H 3N7. 

213 Northern Lights — Comp. D. Hamilton, c/o Northern Lights Chapter, 
Box 114, Timmins P4N 7V5. 

214 Vimy— Ex. Comp. S. J. Mitchell, R.R. #6, Alvinston, N0N 1A0. 

215 Mimico— Ex. Comp. T. Donald Chisholm, 2025 Russett Rd., Missis- 
sauga L4Y 1B8. 

217 St. Alban's— V. Ex. Comp. Colin C. Kerr, 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarboro 
M1P 1W4. 



126 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

218 Prince Edward — V. Ex. Comp. J. Alex Mawdsley, Shelburne 
LON ISO. 

219 Ulster — Comp. George Blackie, 20 Sunrise Ave., Apt. 306, Toronto 
M.4A 2R2. 

220 Lebanon — V. Ex. Comp. William M. Creech, 20 Great Oak Dr., 
Islington M9A 1M9. 

221 Durham — V. Ex. Comp. Kenneth M. Hooper, R.R. #4, Durham 
NOG 1R0. 

222 Ottawa— Comp. W. Earl Tuck, 306 - 2055 Carling Ave., Ottawa 
K2A 1G6. 

223 Abitibi — R. Ex. Comp. Horace A. Jones, Box 125, Iroquois Falls 
P0K 1E0. 

224 Keystone — R. Ex. Comp. George B. Cowman, 80 Emerald St. S., 
Hamilton L8N 2V3. 

225 Beaver — V. Ex. Comp. Tak Nishino, 34 Haileybury Drive, Scar- 
borough M1K 4X5. 

226 Prince of Wales— Ex. Comp. D. Alexander McQuaid, R.R. #2, 
Sharbot Lake KOH 2P0. 

227 Quinte Friendship — Ex. Comp. George E. Mountford, 94 Golfdale 
Rd., Belleville K8N 4A7. 

230 Port Credit^-Comp. Roy L. Peck, 1300 Minnewaska Trail, Missis- 
sauga L5G 3S5. 

231 St. Clair— Ex. Comp. Albert W. Johnson, Apt. 402, 100 Alexander 
St., Toronto M4Y 1B9. 

232 King Cyrus— Ex. Comp. F. B. G. Lindley, 156 Eastwood Rd., Toronto 
M4L 2C9. 

233 Oakwood— R. Ex. Comp. D. Wilson, 23 Baskerville Cres., Etobicoke 
M9C 1T6. 

234 Halton — R. Ex. Comp. Irwin Noble, 15 Noble Court, Georgetown 
L7G 1M5. 

235 Aurora — V. Ex. Comp. John Hepple, 63 Larmont St., Aurora 
L4G 1V8. 

236 Caledonia — R. Ex. Comp. Charles K. Matteson, R.R. #1, Caledonia 
NOA 1A0. 

238 The St. Andrew— V. Ex. Comp. Donald Thomson, 285 Tweedsmuir 
Ave., London N5W 1L5. 

239 Blenheim— Ex. Comp. Lloyd Guyett, R.R. #1, Blenheim NOP 1A0. 

240 Smithville— Ex. Comp. Leslie T. Richardson, Wellandport LOR 2J0 

241 University— R. Ex. Comp. O. Roy Roberts, 134 Old Orchard Gr., 
Toronto M5M 2E3. 

242 St. Paul's— V. Ex. Comp. C. L. Philip, 87 Downing Cres., London 
N6C 3C7. 

243 McKay— Ex. Comp. Christopher S. King, 2087 Victoria Ave., Bur- 
lington L7R 1R5. 

245 Preston — Ex. Comp. A. J. Harriman, Apt. 31, 310 Clyde Rd., Cam- 
bridge (G) N1R 1L6. 

246 Humber — V. Ex. Comp. Dennis G. Trumpess, 50 Panorama Court, 
Apt. 1912B, Rexdale, M9V 4A9. 

247 Nilestown — Comp. Garfield M. Kirkpatrick, 746 Galloway Crescent, 
London N6J 2Y7. 

248 Docheii^— Ex. Comp. Lindon Jump, 84 Edey St., Arnprior K7S 1C1. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 127 

249 Palestine — Comp. John Manuel, 22 Waverley Road, Bowmanville 
L1C 1K9. 

250 Thomas Peter's— V. Ex. Comp. Fred Long, 2123 Ontario St., Wind- 
sor N8Y 1N4. 

251 Kirkland— Comp. A. E. Morgan, 100 Third St., Kirkland Lake 
P2N 1S8. 

252 Hiawatha— Comp. E. D. Mann, 1442 Colborne Rd., Sarnia N7V 3L9. 

253 Regal— R. Ex. Comp. Bruce E. Reid, 616 St. Andrew Street, Port 
Dover NOA 1N0. 

254 Golden Star— R. Ex. Comp. C. L. Collins, 275 Oscar Street, Dryden 
P8N 2R4. 

255 Tillsonburg— V. Ex. Comp. W. Ross Wittet, 17 Devon Court, Till- 
sonburg N4G 4K3. 

257 Espanola— V. Ex. Comp. A. H. Wood, Box 76, Gore Bay POP 1H0. 

258 Tyrian — Ex. Comp. A. E. Oldfield, 81 Lynnbrook Drive, Scarborough 
M1H 2M9. 

259 Quetico — Ex. Comp. E. I. Swanbergson, Box 608, Atikokan POT ICO. 

260 Centennial — Ex. Comp. Leslie J. Peer, 5 Theodore Dr., Streetsville 
L5M 1E5. 

261 Sequin — Comp. J. E. Simms, 2 James St., Parry Sound P2A 1T2. 

262 King David— R. Ex. Comp. Henry G. Edgar, 1411 Olga Dr., Bur- 
lington L7S ILL 

263 Scarborough— Ex. Comp. W. Kinnaird, 2560 Kingston Rd., Apt. 907, 
Scarborough M1M 1L8. 



128 



GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 



Grand First Principals of the Grand Chapter of Canada in 
the Province of Ontario from 1857 to 1976 



* *W. M. Wilson 1857 

v ^Thompson Wilson 1858 

, *T. D. Harington 1958- 

*John C. Franck 1861- 

*T. D. Harington 1863- 

7-8-< 

* *S. B. Harmon 1872 

, *C. D. Macdonell 1873 

' *Jas. Seymour 1874 

* *L. H. Henderson . . 1875- 

* *F. J. Menet 1877- 



2 

4-5-6 

-70-1 



*Daniel Spry 


. . 1879-80 


^Donald Ross 


. 1881-2 


*H. Macpherson 


1883-4 


•Thos. Sargant 


1885-6 


*Rcb. Hendry Jr 


. . 1887 


*R. B. Hungerford . . 


. 1888-9 


*J. J. Mason 


1890-1 


*J. E. Harding 


1892-3 


•J. Ross Robertson 


1894-5 


*M. Walsh 


1896-7-8 


*Wm. G. Reid 


1899-1900 


*Wm. Gibson 


1901-2 


*A. Shaw 


. 1903-4 


•William Roaf 


. . 1905-6 


•John Leslie ...... 


. 1907-8 


*Georg« Moore 


1909-10 


""Fred W. Harcourt 


1911-2 


•Daniel F. MacWatt 


1913-4 


*Wm. S. R. Murch 


1915-6 


•A. S. Gorrell 


. . 1917-8 



•Wm. N. Ponton 1919-20 

*H. S. Griffin 1921 

•Richard H. Spencer 1922-3 

•Walter H. Davis 1924-5 

•Kenneth J. Dunstan 1926-7 

•Edwin Smith . 1928-9 

•Walter G. Price . . 1930-1 

*Chas. W. Haentschel .... 1932-3 

•Alexander Cowan 1934 

•George L. Gardiner 1935-6 

•Wm. Y. Mills ... 1937-8 

*Lleweilyn F. Stephens . 1939-40 

•John M. Empey ., 1941-2 

John M. Burden " 1943-4 

•Reginald V. Conover . 1945-6 

•Frederick W. Dean <<.... 1947-8 

•Clarence MacL. Pitts 1949-50 

Alexander G. N. Bradshaw 1951-2 

•John A. M. Taylor; 1953-4 

John L. House 1955-6 

-Maurice A. Searle 1957-8 

Bruce H. Smith 1959-60 

Charles W. Emmett . 1961-2 

Fraser Hay 1963-4 

James E. Girven 1965-6 

•Stanley Portch . . . 1967-8 

*G. Harold Shannon 1969 

Frederick W. D. Welham 1970-1 

Leo J. Gent 1972-73 

William S. Thomson . 1974-5 

William H. Sproule 1976 



Honourary Past Grand First Principals and others of the Grand 
Chapter of Canada in the Province of Ontario 





Elected 




Elected 


'Henry Robertson 


1888 


*A. T. Freed 


1920 


Kivas Tully 


1891 


•John M. Gibson 


. . 1922 


Hugh Murray 


. . 1903 


•Roderick B. Dargavel 


1941 


Harry H. Watson 


1909 


•Melville S. Gooderham 


. 1957 


E. T. Malone 


1919 


•Reginald J. Lewis 


... 1964 



The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Galloway, Scotland— Grand Z. 1958. 
R. Ex. Cnmo. Sir George Boag, Enpland— Hon. Past Grand Supt. 1958. 
*R. Ex. Comp. William A. Laird. Sc-tlanc'— Hon. Past Grand Scribe E., 1958. 
R. Ex. Como. William H Sweeting. Victoria, Australia — Hon. Past Grand Prin. 
Soj. 1958. 

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Elgin & Kincardine— Hon. Past Grand Z. 1975. 



Grand Scribes E. of the Grand Chapter of Canada in the 
Province of Ontario 



•Thomas B. Harris 
*R. P. Stephens 
•Daniel Spry 
•David McLellan 
* T homas Sargent 
•George J. Bennett 
•Deceased 



1857-1873 *Henry T. Smith . . 

1874-1875 *Edwin Smith 

1876-1877 *Fred J. Johnson 

1378-1891 *Maurice A. Searle 

1892-1898 Robert J. Hamilton 

1899-1915 Frederick C. Conley 



1916-1928 

1929-1949 

1949-1959 

1960-61 

1962-1969 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 129 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

AT GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Earl J. McKeever 10 Julia S., Port Hope L1A 3J2. 

Alberta E. K. Hogaboom 36 Athol Ave., Toronto M8Z 2A4 

Argentina Wm. H. Sproule 4 Elizabeth St. S., Brampton 

L6Y 1P8 

Arizona Edward Marshall Apt. No. 11, 137 Emerald St., 

Hamilton, L8N 2V4 
Arkansas W. H. Cheetham 374 Morse St., Thunder Bay 

P7A 1G5 

British Columbia Henry F. Motton 1941 Wavell St., London, N5V 1T2 

California B. M. Conron 120 Maple St., Collingwood, L9Y 2P8 

Colorado Cyril McMullen R.R. No. 5, Belleville, K8N 4Z5. 

Connecticut Victor F. Nielsen 119 Earl St., Kingston, K5L 2G9 

Delaware . . Wm. J. Grierson 136 Bedford Park Ave., Toronto, 

M5M 1J1 
Dist. of Columbia B. H. Smith 169 Dufferin Ave., Belleville 

K8N 3W9 
Finland Bryan Alford 42 Forthbridge Dr., Downsview 

M3M 2A1 

Florida Gordon K. Brown 195 Cross Ave., Oakville, L6J 2W7. 

France George A. Phillips 30 Daniel St., Smith Falls 

K7A 1J3 

Georgia Henry G. Edgar 1411 Olga Dr., Burlington, L7S 1L1 

Germany Carl Jantzi 44 Cardill Cres., Waterloo, Ont. 

N2L 3Y6 

Idaho Joseph Hessey 510 Southdale Rd. E., London 

Illinois J. W. Woodland ... • N6E 1A5 

377 Ridelle Ave., Apt. 1218, Toronto, 

M6B 1K2 

India Charles D. Donald 155 Navy St., Apt. 1004, Oakville 

L6J 2Z7 

Indiana W. D. Sturch 20 Edgecliffe Golfway, #802, Don 

Mills, M3C 3A4 

Iowa William S. Thomson . . . 1329 Cumnock Cres., Oakville, 

L6J 2N6 

Ireland R. W. E. McFadden . . 4 Hart Street, Brantford, N3T 3T1 

Israel Irving Ingles 28 Yeomans Rd., Downsview 

M3H 3J5 
Kansas Allan A. Leal 2297 Parkwood Ave., Windsor 

NSW 2K1 

Kentucky Chester J. Miller 105 Willard Ave. R.R. 2, Thunder 

Bay P7C 4V1 
Louisiana Jos. Carson 689 Colborne Street, London 

N6A 3Z4 
Maine Lome E. Vaughan 315 Bleecker Ave., Belleville, 

K8N 3V3 

Manitoba Arthur W. Ayre Westminster Hospital, Box 5701, 

London, N6A 4S7. 
Maryland Leo J. Gent Box 78, 21 Catharine St., Dorchester 

N0L 1G0 
Massachusetts . . Fraser Hay 165 Victoria Ave. N., Listowel 

N4W 1S7 
Michigan Fred W. D. Welham .... 548 McCowan Rd., Scarborough, 

M1J 1J8 

Minnesota F. Carl Ackert 1 Lincoln Ave., Cambridge-Gait, 

N1R 4W4 

Mississippi H. T. C. Humphries . . 53 Clegg Street, Ottawa, K1S 0H6 

Missouri John R. Brown 243 Forest Hill Rd., Toronto, 

N5P 2N3 

Montana David Harcus R.R. 1, Perkinsfield, L0L 2J0. 

Nebraska A. V. Roy 186 Bridge St. W., Napanee, K7R 2E4 

Netherlands Maarten vanWamelen . . 1177 Bloor St. E., Apt. 206, 

Mississauga, L4Y 2N9 

Nevada V. L. Mutton 66 Roanoke Rd., Don Mills 

M3A 1G3 
New Brunswick . George Turner 2281 Victoria Avenue, Windsor 

N8X 1R2 

New Hampshire N. M. Sprague 103 Shuter St., Trenton, K8V 3L3 

New Jersey Aube L. Weisman .... 54 Forest Heights Blvd., 

Willowdale, M2L 2K6 
New Mexico J. A. Kennedy 1 Grosvenor St., Apt. 323, London, 

N6A 1Y2 



130 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

New South Wales Oliver T. Flint 22 Extra St., Guelph, N1H 1Y9 

New York ... . Hallette C. Banks ... 1749 Parkhurst Ave., London, 

N5V 2C4 

New Zealand . . Harold Ince 82 Spruce Avenue, Thornhill 

L4J 1T8 

North Carolina . . W. Leslie Davies 711 Clermont Ave., London 

■ * N5X 1N5 

North Dakota E. J. J. Jackson 1833 Devlin Cres., Ottawa K1H 5T5 

Nova Scotia . Leslie C. Ewener King St., Somerville Pk., R.R. #1, 

Camlachie, NON 1E0 

Ohio A. G. N. Bradshaw ... 655 Waterloo Street, London 

N6B 2R6 

Oklahoma Leslie Levitt 7 Hillcrest Ct., Hamilton, L8P 2X7 

Oregon John James Robins . ... 362 Second St., Midland L4R 3R3 

Pennsylvania . . . John L. House 14 Pearson Ave., Toronto, M6R 1G1 

Philippines Clifford E. Rich 20 Bearbury Dr., Islington, M9C 2G9 

Quebec C. W. Emmett .... 27 Colwood Rd., Islington, M9A 4E5 

Queensland Neil A. MacEachern . . 187 Albert St., Waterloo, N2L 3T4 

Rhode Island . Donald L. Attridge .... 1 Highland Cres., Cambridge-Gait, 

N1S 1L5 
Saskatchewan . J. E. Girven 1654 Pinehill Dr., Peterborough 

K9J 6M2 
Scotland Colin C. Kerr 104 Blaisdale Rd., Scarborough 

M1P 1W4 

South Carolina .. Cedric C. Dale 2336 Jefferson St., Ottawa, K1H 7A3 

South Dakota . Frederick C. Conley ... 4 Houghton Blvd., Markham 

L3P 2N6 

Switzerland L. B. Morrison 1222 York Mills Road, Apt. 306, 

Don Mills, M3A 1Y5 
Tennessee George A. Phillips .... 39 Daniel St., Smiths Falls, 

K7A 1J5 
Texas Fred Scott 41 Fairfield Ave. N., Hamilton 

L8H 5G9 

Utah Lloyd B. Gillespie 630 Parkhill Rd. W., Apt. 105, 

Benmor Towers, Peterborough, 
Ont. K9J 6N6 
Vermont Norman Farrington . . . Niagara Parkway, Queenston 

LOS 1L0 

Victoria Harold Foote 62 Dunning Ave., Aurora L4G 1A3 

Virginia John J. Carpenter 15 Cornelia Street, Smiths Falls 

Washington Wm. Cecil Carson Fitzroy Harbour, Ont. K0A 1X0 

Western Australia Everett C. Wood Demorestville, Ont., K0K 1W0. 

West Virginia ... W. H. Sargent 340 Binning St. W., Listowel 

N4W 1G6 
Wisconsin S. Perlman 11 Shallmar Blvd., Toronto, 

M5N 1J6 
Wyoming E. C. Price 65 Spruce St., Sault Ste. Marie 

P6B 2G7 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES 

FROM GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA IN PROVINCE OF ONTARIO 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Walter F. Estes 531-19th N., Birmingham 

Alberta Edward Glover 10019 - 2nd St. S.E., Calgary 

Arizona Fred C. Kobel 405 W. Mapel, Winslow, Arizona. 

86047 

Argentina R. W. Haxell 3355 Sucre, Buenos Aires 

Arkansas L. W. Williams Box 105, Osceola, 72370 

British Columbia . .Alvin P. Alexander 91 East 40th Ave., Vancouver, 

V5W 1L3 

California Eugene Greene 3406 N. Ivar Ave., Rosemead, 91770 

Colorado C. L. Batholick 414 Equitable Bldg., Denver 

Connecticut C. J. Fairhurst Seventy Acre Road, R.D. 3, West 

Redding, Connecticut 

Delaware Ralph Cassel 201 Maple Ave., Wilmington 19809 

Dist. of Columbia Kenneth C. Markward .6600 Boulevard View, Alexandria, 

Virginia 22307 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 131 

Finland Jaakko Meriluoto Vanhatie 30, as 15 Lahti, Finland 

Florida Richard I. Lanier 4044 Green St., Jacksonville, 32205 

France Rene A. Haner 5 rue Jacques-Balmat, 

1211 Geneve II, Geneva 

Georgia T. B. Elfe 1301 Vineville, Macon 

Germany Gunther Gall 652 Worms am Rhein, Postf ach 214 

Idaho Chas. Hartung 530 No. 6th St., Payette 

Illinois Luther R. Smith 11 Holiday Dr., Collinsville, 62234 

India Syed Akbar Husain Bank Road, Patna-1, Bihar 

Indiana Miles A. Scheffel 5375 Maplewood Drive, Speedway, 

Indiana 46224 

Iowa Glen W. Wilson 516-16th St. S.E., Mason City 50401 

Ireland William J. Overend 10 Charlotte St., Ballymoney 

Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 

Israel N. Ben-Haviv 8 Bialik St., Haifa 

Kansas Earl M. Sitton 305 East First Street, Ellis, 67637 

Kentucky Allen Earl Bell Moreland 

Louisiana Lonnie L. Vallery 2163 Tulip St., Baton Rouge 70806 

Maine Josef S. Vinal 9 Olympic Ave., Rockland, Maine 

Manitoba Ernest I. Silverberg ... 326 Matheson Ave., Winnipeg, 

R2W 0C8 

Maryland Gerald M. Pine 222 St. Paul St., Baltimore, 

Maryland 21292 

Massachusetts ...Ralph B. Duncan 61 Lowell St., Methuen, 

Massachusetts 01844 

Michigan Arthur Burke 1721 - 16th Street, Port Huron 

Minnesota Fred Hilden International Falls 

Mississippi Justin N. Jones . . Hattiesburg 

Missouri Arthur Berge Pratt Jr. . . 4337 Genessee, Kansas City 

Montana Marion A. Averill Box 254, Choteau 

Nebraska Dean L. Robertson 6325 "O" Street, Apt. 206, Lincoln, 

Ne. 68510 

Netherlands D. P. Harmsen Hofbrouckerlaan 10, Oegstgeest 

Nevada Stephen Ray Downs 235 West Richards St., Fallon 

New Brunswick Allen Edison Stairs . . . P.O. Box 1002, Woodstock, N.B. 

E0J 2B0 
New Hampshire . Charles E. Leighton Jr. 15 Elliott Park, Dover 03820 

New Jersey Kenneth F. Cruikshank 8 Glenwood Place, Pennsville 08070 

New Mexico John E. Wolf Box 927, Crossroads, New Mexico, 

88114 

New South Wales Norman Soutar 8 George's River Road, Croydon 

(Australia) Park. Sydney 

New York James D. Seatter 2944 South Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. 

New Zealand Roy Arthur Hopwood .. c/o Grand Scribe E., Box 2296, 

Auckland 1. 

North Carolina Henry A. Barrow Box 3115, New Bern, 28560 

North Dakota Thomas H. Rappley Rt. 1, Jamestown 58301 

Nova Scotia Canon George F. Arnold 1348 Tower Rd., Halifax 

Ohio Rev. Alvin G. Myrice .... R.R. #4, State Rt., 295, Lot 6, 

Swanton, Ohio, 43558 

Oklahoma Robert L. Taylor Box 187, Skiatook 

Oregon . Rex. W. Davis 

Pennsylvania Robert J. Miller 318 Nittany Ave., Nittany Terrace 

Apts., State College 16801 

Philippines Primo I. Guzman .... Plaridel Masonic Temple, 1440 San 

Marcelino, c/o Gr. Secy. P.O. Box 
1921, Manila 

Quebec Fred T. Griffiths 136 Clandeboye Ave., Westmount, 

Queensland, Montreal H3Z 1Z1 

(Australia) Dr. L. T. Jobbins 113 Wickham Terrace, Brisbane B.17 

Rhode Island K. S. Wilder 33 Elder Ave., East Providence 

Saskatchewan . Peter A. Cameron 132 - 105th St., Saskatoon. 

Scotland The Rt. Hon. The Earl 

of Galloway 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina Wm. N. Bradford Box 1343, Sumter, 29151 

South Dakota Joseph Hansen Huiley 

Switzerland Franz G. W. Schetelig 43 Titlisstrasse, Zurich 

Tennessee A. B. Church, Jr Rt. 5, Franklin, Tenn. 

Texas J. R. Kimmel 1212 Myrtle St., Kilgore, Texas 

75662 
Utah Robert H. Drew 1083 East 460 South. Provo 

Vermont George E. Cummings 33 Clough St., Windsor 05089 

Victoria Keith A. McLaughlin P.O. Box 50, Mornington, Victoria, 

(Australia) 3931, Australia 

Virginia Wm. E. Norman 6157 Westwood Terrace, Norfolk, 

Virginia 23508 



132 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Washington Albert Jensen 3917 Densmore Avenue, Seattle 

Western Australia L. W. K. Clarey 25 The Boulevard, Mt. Hawthorn, 

West Australia 6016 

West Virginia ... C. C. McGhee Huntington 

Wisconsin Edward C. Mitchell ... 133 - 18th St., Clintonville, 54929. 

Wyoming Wm. J. Smith 207N - 4th Street, Douglas 

Wyoming, 82633 

GRAND SECRETARIES 

Grand Chapter Name Residence 

Alabama Thomas W. Mann Box 2822-A Birmingham, Alabama 

35212 

Alaska H. Dexter Bacon Box 546, Palmer 

Alberta L. J. Daniels 1619 - 7A St. N.W., Calgary, 

T2M 3K2 

Argentina A. Lappas 1385 Arenales, Buenos Aires (R.41) 

Arizona Estel W. Brooks 4755 North 54th Ave., Phoenix, Az. 

85031 

Arkansas Glenn E. Ward P.O. Box 473, Van Buren, Arkansas, 

72956 

British Columbia Grand Scribe E Room 104, 1495 West 8th Ave., 

Vancouver V6H 1C9 

California William C. Leeson Rm. 423, Masonic Temple, 25 Van 

Ness Avenue, San Francisco 

Colorado Jesse E. VanCleave Suite 770, Masonic Temple, 

1614 Welton St., 
Denver, Colorado, 80202 

Connecticut Arthur L. Shumway Maplewood Lane, Northford, 06472 

Delaware Henry G. Law 2608 E. Riding Dr., Highland of 

Heritage Pk., Wilmington, Del. 
19808 

Dist. of Columbia Marvin E. Fowler 1904 White Oaks Drive, Alexandria, 

Va., 22306 

England J. w. Stubbs Freemasons Hall, London, W.C. 2B, 

Gt. Queen Street 

Finland M. V. Mustakallio c/o Grand Lodge of Finland, 

Kasarmikatu 16 D 00130 Helsinki 13, 
_ . Puhelin 175 766, Finland 

Florida Daniel A. McClellan, Jr. Room 14, 414 W. Main St., 

Leesburg, 32748. 

France S. J. L. Humbert 65, Boulevard Bineau, 65 Neuilly- 

_ Sur-Seine (Seine) France 

Georgia : J. E. Moseley .... 811 Mulberry Street, Macon 31201 

Germany David W. Campbell . . . 5561 Spangdahlem/Eifel Postfach 25 

Idaho Roland R. Fletcher 5212 Bel Air, Boise, 83705 

Illinois Lyle Melvin . . . P.O. Box 466, Dixon, 61021 

India C. D. Natarajan (Acting) Freemasons Hall, Janpath, 

Post Box No. 681, New Delhi 

rndiana Carl E. Shrader P.O. Box 344, Franklin 46131 

Iowa John H. Watts Box 155, Grand Junction, 50107 

Ireland James O. Harte Freemasons Hall, 17 Moleworth St., 

Dublin 2 

Israel uotubjez sP.O. Box 26385, Tel-Aviv 

Kansas Henry O. Bennett 320 West 8th, P.O. Box 1217, Topeka 

66601 

Kentucky Chas. K. A. McGaughey P.O. Box 5320, Lexington, Ky. 

40505 

Louisiana Lee W. Harris Box 209, Mas. Temple, Alexandria, 

Louisiana, 71301 

Maine Charles S. Brown 19 Condin St., Belfast, 04915 

Manitoba Ernest E. Smith . .981 Dorchester Ave., Winnipeg, 

R3M 0P9 

Maryland Leighton E. Harrell . . 4205 Tuckerman St., University Pk., 

Hyattsville, 20782 

Massachusetts Bob Rudy Homberg . Room 703, 186 Tremont St., Boston, 

02111 

Michigan Orlow J. Myers Masonic Temple, 133E Michigan 

Ave.. Battle Creek, Mich. 49014 

Minnesota Ralph W. Bell 1408 West Lake St., Minneapolis, 

_,. . . Minn., 55408 

Mississippi Grand Secretary P.O. Box 1030, Meridian, Miss. 

39301 

Missouri Bruce H. Hunt ... Box 188. Kirksville, 63501 

Montana Samuel J. Chapman . . . 2903 Melody Rd., Helena, 59601. 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 133 

Nebraska Carl R. Greisen 401 Masonic Temple, Omaha, 68102 

Netherlands W. J. van Es Corn. Drebbelstraat 24-11, 

Amsterdam "1006" 
Nevada Frederick W. Forbusch 310 South Nevada St., Carson City, 

89701 

New Brunswick E. H. Wadman P.O. Box 535, Moncton, E1C 8L9. 

New Hampshire Lester W. Holt 46 Grandview Rd., Concord, 03301 

New Jersey Harry R. Pine ... 37 Carlton Avenue, Trenton 08618 

New Mexico Elmer H. Riemen .... Post Office Box 1375, Roswell, 88201 

New South Wales Maurice A. Livett 160 Castlereagh St., 10th Floor, 

(Australia) Sydney, N.S.W. 2000, Australia 

New York . . H. Randall Kreger Masonic Hall, 71 W. 23rd St., 

New York 10010 

New Zealand . . W. G. Webster Box 2296, Auckland 1 

North Carolina Tarn L. Shumaker Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway. 

Asheville, N.C.. 2880> 
North Dakota . Delbert J. Miller Box 128 D, Devil's Lake 58301 

Nova Scotia .... E. L. Eaton, P.G.A R.R. #2, Centreville, Kings County 

BOP 1J0 
Ohio Oliver H. Ormiston Box 27. Bartlett, 45713 

Oklahoma *\ M. Lumbard . Box 1037, Muskogee 74401 

Ontario F. C. Conley 240 Eglinton Ave. E., Suite 205, 

Toronto M4P 1K8 

Oregon Geo. D. Robinson 243 Dartmoor Dr., Eugene, 97401 

Pennsylvania Winfield P. Kraft Masonic Temple, 1 N. Broad St., 

Philadelphia, Pa., 19107 

Philippines Jose E. Racela . P.O. Box 1921, Manila 

Quebec Kenneth D. Campbell . 2295 St. Mark St., Room, 404, 

Montreal, H3H 2G9 
Queensland, 

Australia ... Gordon L. Shaw Box 425-F, G.P.O., Brisbane 

Rhode Island .... Albert A. Remington III 4 Cold Spring Rd., Barrington, 

02806 

Saskatchewan ... W. B. Motion 2625 Grant Rd., Regina 

Scotland Thomas McFarlane . 76 Queen Street, Edinburgh 2 

South Carolina . Robert F. Secrest 901 Palmetto State Life Building 

Columbia 29201 
South Dakota Walter H. Reckling . . . Box 425, Winner 

Switzerland 

(Helvetia) . HO. Mauerhofer . . Box 216. 3001 Berne 

Tennessee John R. Stracener Box 216, Nashville, 37202 

Texas E. Bloomquist P.O. Box 296. Waco, 76703 

Utah Aaron Hey Masonic Temple, 650 East South 

Temple St., Salt Lake City 84102 

Vermont D. Burleigh Smalley Jr. Masonic Temple, Box 443. 

Victoria, Burlington 05401 

Australia J. R. E. Attwood 328 Flinders St., Melbourne, 

CD . 3000 

Virginia James H. Tyree 4101 Nine Mile Rd., Richmond, 

23223 

Washington Anton L. Marek 23825 - 15th Ave., S.E. #52. 

Bothwell. Wash.. 98011 
Western Australia Arthur J. E. Holland .. P.O. Box No. 6002, Hav St. E., 

Perth, WA. 6000 
West Virginia George V. Gorrell P.O. Box 6251, Wheeling, 26003. 

Wisconsin Robert C. Guenther ... 204 Washington Ave., Oshkosh. 

54901 

Wyoming Marcus R. Nicols Masonic Temple, Casper 

England-Wales 

(M.M.M. Lodge) James W. Stubbs Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen St.. 

London WC2B 5AZ 



134 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

INDEX OF PROCEEDINGS OF GRAND CHAPTER 

Page 

ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 60 

ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF CHAPTERS 77 

APPOINTMENTS OF GRAND Z 96 

ADDRESS— M. WOR. BRO. ERIC W. NANCEKIVELL 8 

ADDRESS OF WELCOME 15 

ARCHIVE COMMITTEE 80, 112 

ASSISTANCE TO CHAPTERS REPORT 84 

AUDITOR'S REPORT 60, 69, 84 

AWARDS— DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD 

Committee on Award 83, 112 

Jewels 33 , 34, 35 

BALANCE SHEET 70 

BENEVOLENT COMMITTEE 30, 95, 111 

Report of Committee 80 

BURSARY FUND 35, 74, 

BURSARIES— REPORT 107 

BUDGET 92 

BY-LAW CHANGES 32, 89 

CENTENNIALS 27 

CHAPTER LIFE MEMBERSHIP FUND 74 

COMMISSIONS 130 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC RELATIONS 79 

COMMUTED FUND 74 

CONDITION OF CAPITULAR MASONRY 

Report 101 

CONSTITUTION, LAWS & JURISPRUDENCE 30, 109 

CONVOCATIONS (Special) 4, 5, 26 

CREDENTIALS' COMMITTEE 16 

Report :.. 21 

DEATHS 11 

DEDICATIONS 4, 5, 27 

DEMITS 113 

DISPENSATIONS 32 

DISTINGUISHED GUESTS 7 

DISTRICTS 1 TO 16 

List of Grand Sujerintendents with Chapter Number 114 

EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE 

Committee on 30, 84 



ANNUAL CONVOCATION, NIAGARA FALLS, 1977 135 

Page 

ELECTION 

Report 93 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND APPOINTMENTS 

Members 93 

FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT 90 

FINANCIAL REPORT — AUDITOR 70 

FIRST PRINCIPALS OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 117 

FRATERNAL DEAD 

Report 10, 24 

GRAND CHAPTER 

Comittees (appointed) 98 

Officers — 1977 93 

Opening 7 

Call Off 93 

Call On 93 

GRAND Z. 

Address 23 

Report of Committee on 104 

GRAND FIRST PRINCIPALS 

Elected 128 

Honourary 128 

GRAND HISTORIAN 89 

GRAND REPRESENTATIVES OF SISTER JURISDICTION 

Roll Call 21 

List of Grand Representatives 129 

GRAND REVIEWER 86 

GRAND SECRETARIES — SISTER JUISDICTIONS 

Names and Addresses 132 

GRAND SCRIBE E. 

Report of 63 

Past Grand Scribes E 128 

GRAND SUPERINTENDENTS 

Names and Addresses 95, 114 

District Reports of 37 

GRAND TREASURER — Report 84 

GRIEVANCES AND APPEALS 

Report of Committee 79 

HONORARY GRAND EXECUTIVE 94 

INSURANCE FUND 75 

INVESTMENTS 

Report of Committee 106 



136 GRAND CHAPTER OF CANADA PROCEEDINGS 

Page 

KEYSTONE FUND 29, 36, 75, 90 

MEMBERSHIP TROPHY 28, 78 

MEMORIAM 11 

MINUTES 

Confirmation 21 

MOTIONS Ill 

NIAGARA DISTRICT NO. 7 — WELCOME 15 

NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENT 90 

OATH OF OFFICE 23 

OFFICERS OF GRAND CHAPTER 6 

Appointed 93 

Elected 93 

Installed and Invested Ill 

ORDER OF BUSINESS 21 

PAST RANK 29 

PLACE OF MEETING — 1978 100 

PRESENTATION OF JEWELS 

List of 33 

PRESENTATION OF TROPHY 28, 78 

PRINTING AND SUPPLIES 76 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 29, 79 

RECEPTION OF PAST GRAND Z.'s 10 

REINSTATED 113 

REPORTS 

Grand Scribe E 63 

Grand Superintendents 37, 63 

REVENUE 71 

RITUAL REVISION 29 

SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARY 

Report of Committee Ill 

Financial Report of Auditor 74 

SCRIBES E. OF CHAPTERS 

Names and Addresses 122 

SPECIAL VISITATIONS 26 

STATISTICAL TABLES :.. 63 

SUSPENSIONS 113 

THANKS 112 

THE WORK 

Report of Committee on 81, 90 

VICTORY THANKSGIVING BENEVOLENT FUND 

Financial Statement 73 

VISITATIONS — GRAND Z 26 

VOTE OF THANKS 112 

WARRANTS AND DISPENSATIONS 

Committee on 78 



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